Top 50 Statements of Support
David Kuruc says,
Hamilton needs Light Rail. I can't think of another city project that could connect and unite so many people and neighbourhoods. Sustainable. Innovative. Forward thinking. It's about time we shifted Hamilton into the future.
Matthew Green says,
I consider people, our most valuable asset and one only has to look to our congested streets and overrun buses of our current system to know it's failing. The movement and flow of people through the city of Hamilton will no doubt add to vitality, growth and prosperity of our community.
Allan Hamilton says,
I have lived below the escarpment for the past 21 years. My wife and I moved to the mountain only five months ago but much of my life; work and play, will continue to be significantly connected to Hamilton neighbourhoods below the escarpment; the areas where I'm sure the LRT stands to have the greatest positive impact.
Everyday, I am inspired by this amazing (and underappreciated) city (please don't forget that much of the early growth of Canada is a direct result of this city and its forbearers being here) yet reminded of just how much opportunity and growth; for the masses, is still desperately needed. Hamilton has long been left in a state of needing every vital opportunity to modernize and advance with the rest of the country that seems; unless I'm terribly mistaken, to have forgotten the history and true value that remains here. The people of this city still need and want to contribute to this nation's growth, just as much as they need and want to boost their own. All the reports already exist to show that the LRT is an absolute necessity for this city and the GTA. For our elected officials to suddenly say that the LRT is no longer a priority without breaking down every honest reason why, in plain language, is actually quite heartbreaking to all of us citizens (a majority to my understanding) who can hardly wait to see this project get off the ground for a better future (for themselves and the succeeding generations).
We know that it will be costly. No one understands the burden of high price better than the average Hamiltonian, especially since the global recession took hold in 2008. We are still committed to the LRT project, nevertheless. How can that not count for something?
Laura Farr says,
Having LRT lines in Hamilton would benefit everyone, update our inefficient transportation infrastructure, and in the long run, save the city money.
The economic spinoffs other cities such as Los Angeles, Portland, Washington DC, Charlotte, Denver and even Toronto have proven that more investment, building, and intensification happen along these lines, with a benefit to all socio-economic stratas.
For Hamilton to lose this opportunity would be regressive and make people that are finally noticing how great a city this is to think twice.
Christopher Krnezich says,
We can't afford NOT to do this.
Steve Mac Intyre says,
LRT will secure Hamilton's business endeavours in the following years. To pass up on this opportunity is something that future Hamiltonians will live to regret with.
Justin Nusca says,
I fully support the LRT transit system in Hamilton. We need this for the future of our city.
We need thoughtful and progressive urban planning. Speaking as a McMaster student, LRT would reduce car traffic in student-heavy areas such as Westdale, and allow us to commute more easily from longer distances, thereby encouraging students to foster relationships and connections with larger swaths of the city.
Sean Burak says,
We need this for so many reasons:
- Economic development
- City image
- Transit service improvements
- Improving density
- Encouraging infill and filling vacant spaces
We cannot afford to squander this opportunity!
Jennifer Miller says,
The city of Hamilton had a great reputation once upon a time. Over the years it's ambition has left us. Let me remind you of the difinition of ambition: 1. A strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
2. Desire and determination to achieve success.
Lets prove that we have not lost this great quality and do what was once set out to do: make Hamilton a better city by finishing what was started with the LRT. . People may see potential in Hamilton, but are turned away by it's game playing politicians. It's time to show them we have what it takes and stop playing games. Let's build the LRT with ambition!!!
Boris Brott says,
The City of Hamilton has probably the greatest potential for growth in serving its citizens of any in the Golden Horseshoe. At the centre of this MUST be rapid and convenient transportation both local and in connection with Toronto. Missing yet another boat for Provincial support in the LRT construction is criminal. Let's all pull together on this one. The positive energy we show and experience will inspire us to work together more often. If we can move forward in musical harmony - nothing will stop the city of Hamilton from reaching its great potential!
Brott Music Festivals, Hamilton
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