Comment 86393

By RenaissanceWatcher (registered) | Posted February 16, 2013 at 08:40:24

This column titled "What the "L" is going on with the city's LRT file?" by Andrew Dreschel is posted on thespec.com today: http://www.thespec.com/opinion/columns/a...

Dreschel's column reveals some curious and troubling news for the local LRT project and the lack of transparency in the provincial and Hamilton municipal governments:

  1. The Metrolinx project name change from "LRT" to "RT" only applies to Hamilton;

  2. Metrolinx asserts that the City of Hamilton was consulted about the name change but will not reveal who they consulted with at the city level;

  3. Chris Murray (City Manager), Gerry Davis (City Public Works Manager) and Don Hull (City Transportation Director) all apparently deny being informed about the name change.

There is a special GIC meeting on local transit on Feb 25/13. The first order of business for council should be to find out which city politician or city employee gave Metrolinx the green light to change the local transit project name from "LRT" to "RT", why they did it, and what other changes have been made to the project without public knowledge.

Comment edited by RenaissanceWatcher on 2013-02-16 08:41:05

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