Comment 111213

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted April 29, 2015 at 13:00:27 in reply to Comment 111204

Excellent point about competing with phase 2 LRT projects.

LRT typically begins with one or two lines. These lines become successful and very popular and cities then gradually expand them, adding new lines every five years or so.

The problem with Hamilton's "not ready for LRT now" is that if and when these people consider Hamilton is finally ready we will not be in a position to compete for funding with cities that have proven successful LRT lines and now want to expand them.

Saying "Hamilton is not ready now" is not justified by the densities and passengers on the existing Main/King corridor. And it is really a way of ensuring Hamilton will never be able to build LRT and will be increasingly uncompetitive with neighbouring cities. We must get our LRT built in this funding round, or it will never be built.

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