Comment 22772

By ron (anonymous) | Posted May 09, 2008 at 10:04:14

This comparison between what Richmond is getting vs what Hamilton may acquire is off-base on many counts. First of all, the 'light-rail' Hamilton would consider would be LRT, like a streetcar. What Richmond is getting is SKYTRAIN, which is actually a 'light metro system', similar to the Scarborough RT: ie: effectively an elevated subway which connects the city to the rest of the region, including downtown Vancouver and the airport. Thus the spurt in development.

So Hamilton will gain absolutely nothing by creating an LRT (glorified streetcar). BRT for that purpose would be more cost-effective. Look at the context.

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