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Hamilton LRT (Metrolinx/City of Hamilton, Cancelled)

Allandale25

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Screw Brampton and London. They shouldn't be given any transit project funding whatsoever. Focus funding on those cities that actually have their priorities in order.
How long should that last though? The current term of Council voted in favour of Main LRT? There's also the Queen - Highway Seven BRT proposal that partially runs through Vaughan. So would Vaughan be impacted by your embargo?
 

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Top LIUNA executive Joe Mancinelli has told Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna that the federal government should support shovel-ready projects like Hamilton’s proposed LRT build as it prepares plans to kick-start the national economy into a post-COVID-19 recovery.
 

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Who would've thought, that a top Union official would have a larger hand in getting the Hamilton LRT built than the mayor of Hamilton himself. I'm sorry but Eisenburger has been almost next to useless in Hamilton's LRT saga. On the other hand, at least he's not Bratina who was an even bigger joke of mayor.
 

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What can Eisenburger do in this situation?

Do you remember John Tory and road tolls? Municipalities are creatures of the province.
Much more than what he's been doing for the past 10+ years on this file. Start off with a wide-spread educational campaign to inform residents about what the LRT is really about for starters. There hasnt ever been a peep about what LRT can really do for the city from the City of Hamilton officially, so people have been allowed to draw their own conclusions and make up fantasy information about it (ie: Bob Bratina and Donna Skelly style false information).

Eisenburger has done squat for Hamilton when it comes to transit. He cant even simply improve and reform the bus system in the city for crying out loud.
 

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Here’s a small update on this from the 2020-2021 Metrolinx Business Plan. An Initial Business Case will be completed.

View attachment 252391
This is relevant here. (The last point in the image.)

The 2020-2021 Metrolinx Business Plan reiterates that task force's recommendations are being reviewed "that can fully or partially supported by the Province's $1B capital funding commitment".
They really do seem to push for other levels of government to pitch in funding the project.
 

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