Have you noticed that it seems to be quite difficult for our premier Wynne to utter the letters LRT?
Early yesterday afternoon we broke news that Mayor Fred Eisenberger said Premier Wynne promised Hamilton full funding of LRT in a meeting.
However when she addressed the media later in the afternoon she didn’t use the term LRT.
She said they are committed to full funding of rapid transit, but did not mention LRT.
The cost difference between the two is substantial.
However, Fred added, the province has also signalled that it wants Hamilton to integrate LRT with GO, likely via a spur from the proposed B-line to the James North station.
So one thing we can agree on is the Premier did say what I have been saying since this whole discussion started, whatever it is, it MUST connect to the new GO system.
Why didn’t city council figure that out before it voted on an East/West line that only connected Eastgate Square with McMaster?
Why wasn’t connectivity to the GO part of the discussion until now?
It’s this lack of vision and due diligence at city council that scares me.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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Why won’t Wynne say ‘LRT’? Does it matter if Mayor does?
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