My biggest fear is that the Twitter trolls that have emerged again will continue attacking any Councillor who’s not 100% committed and waving their flag for LRT. Two of the previous pro-LRT councillors from Stoney Creek flipped after very personal attacks related to LRT and bikeshare,, and one of the previous pro-LRT councillors is on sick leave. I hope the trolls go from attack to chat mode, or else LRT vote will be worst than the first time around.
^ I don't think there is an MZO equivalent for transit projects. I guess they could just pass legislation to specifically make it happen, just like they did for the City of Toronto elections and the Building Transit Faster Act? I don't think Doug would go that far for this project.
If someone offered to build me a house. It would be built in my city but I didn’t have any say in how it was built. Guess what I would take the free house and worry about how much it costs to heat and air condition later.
That report appears to be strictly transit revenue/expenses.
The number of developments proposed in that corridor (new property tax revenue) ought to leave Hamilton in a favourable position after 10 years. Revenue from multi-unit buildings is often significantly higher than their direct costs (snow clearing, etc.)