Comment 121339

By Deleted User (anonymous) | Posted April 24, 2017 at 17:39:33

This is great news. The takeaway here is that we can reject LRT (which is a bad plan) and reapply for BRT (which is a better plan for Hamilton.) So what's the problem? Unlesss you contend that we should execute a bad plan now instead of a good plan later. If that's your idea then you'd have to explain your thinking. Patton said "a good plan executed now is better than a perfect plan executed later" but no one thinks a bad plan should be executed. Ever. Reject this funding and let's take the *opportunity* to go back to the drawing board. Also, don't you think it's kind of a crummy move for Ontario to make us jump through hoops like this? Are they trying to help Hamilton or what? I can't understand why they're being so robotic about this. No discussion or conversation is allowed? And since when are Wynne and McKeekin such experts on transit modes? This is actually quite mind boggling. Any rational person would see that this is unacceptable.

Additionally, I notice you ignored that McKeekin didn't comment on funding for the Eastgate extension. He said he's open to it. If he's open to it then let's build it. If the votes come in from council will they build it? Why is the funding an issue now suddenly? I thought this project was "fully funded." And without the James St. spur there should be loads of cash right? It's not like they committed to funding the A-Line. Do you see what's happening here? The project is being descoped and you don't even realize it. The Eastgate extension is now suddenly unfunded. Strange.

Comment edited by JimC on 2017-04-24 17:45:40

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