Hamilton mayoral candidate Brad Clark has said “No” to LRT, at this time.
He says we cannot afford it right now due to mounting debt plus major dollars are needed to improve infrastructure and bring the HSR up to optimal operating standards.
In other words, how can we have a productive LRT system when there are so many holes in HSR service?
Many questions are still unanswered about the cost and many more have arose, even regarding the suggested route, proving more research needs to be done.
We have an elected council who failed to get even close to the maximum return on our stadium investment.
How can the same old group feel they have a handle on transit infrastructure and LRT?
The fact that this council approved an LRT line that does not connect to the much publicized GO Big Move project/James St Station, proves at the very least, their research is already outdated.
As I have stated here many times, LRT that is not connected to a modern transit hub like GO is NOT modern transit.
Clearly more work needs to be done here before the majority of Hamiltonians are on board.
Perhaps more time should be spent on that, before there is any more talk about who wants it, and who does not.
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