Special Report: Light Rail

Full List of Rapid Transit, Light Rail Transit Votes Since October 2006

Council has voted 45 times on rapid transit and light rail transit related motions in the past decade.

By Ryan McGreal
Published May 18, 2016

The City Clerks' office has provided a list of every Committee and Council vote related to rapid transit and light rail transit (LRT) that City Councillors have taken since October 16, 2006, when the Public Works Committee voted to seek senior government funding for a bus rapid transit (BRT) system.

In April 2008, after the Province announced its intent to fund two light rail transit lines in Hamilton, Council changed the name of the Bus Rapid Transit Office to the Rapid Transit Office and initiated a Rapid Transit Feasibility Study to compare BRT and LRT on the east-west B-Line and north-south A-Line.

The final Feasibility Study report came back to Council in October 2008 and strongly recommended focusing on LRT. It drew the following conclusions:

The implementation of LRT has great potential to influence urban growth and revitalize a city's central area.

LRT can strengthen existing neighbourhoods, rejuvenate declining areas and also attract new clusters of development around station sites, and has its strongest development potential in a city's downtown area, revitalizing downtown cores.

Appropriate land use policies are required to optimize the return on the investment for developments along the LRT corridor. The implementation of the LRT system is not just about a new transit system, but rather creating a synergy with the City as a whole.

LRT can also assist with increasing population and employment densities adjacent to the line and specifically in the vicinity of the LRT stations (reflective of the nodes and corridors land use planning concepts developed through GRIDS).

The effect of Light Rail Transit on land values can develop as soon as the decision to move forward with the implementation of a system is announced, before the system is actually built.

Planning of an LRT system should not be done in isolation. Planning policies, engineering principles, economic development and tourism must continue to be involved in the process.

Indirect benefits such as increased property taxes and direct benefits such as public-private partnerships or betterment taxes translate into revenues for the municipal sector. When this is coupled with provincial and federal investment in capital, light rail is a feasible transit option.

Light rail and transit oriented development, aid in transportation demand management, including reduction of car travel trips and increased transit ridership.

Light rail and its relationship with air quality and environmental sustainability can have a significant impact on health and lead to a reduction in health care spending and mitigation of the effects of climate change.

Council agreed and authorized staff to begin work on engineering and detailed design for the B-Line LRT, preliminary design for the A-Line LRT, and a required Class Environmental Assessment, which the Province helped fund with a $3 million grant.

The rest would be history, except that all of a sudden Council seems to have forgotten why they supported LRT in the first place. This collection of all their LRT votes may help to jog a few memories.

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Public Works, Infrastructure and Environment Committee Agenda for October 16, 2006

Item 8.9 Provincial Gas Tax Transit Master Plan Steering Committee Report 06-007

Item 3: Support for Bus Rapid Transit (B.R.T.) from Senior Governments

Item 4: Bus Rapid Transit Promotion Sub-Committee

Item 5: Establishment of Bus Rapid Transit Office

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/897C2EF4-845E-4FE5-B509-2C38F0F03F3B/0/Oct16ProvincialGasTaxTransitSubCommitteeReport06007October4.pdf

Public Works, Infrastructure and Environment Committee Report 06-015

Item 17 Provincial Gas Tax Transit Master Plan Steering Committee Report 06-007 (2007 Proposed Service Enhancements) (Item 8.9)

(c) Support for Bus Rapid Transit (B.R.T.) from Senior Governments

(d) Bus Rapid Transit Promotion Sub-Committee

(e) Establishment of Bus Rapid Transit Office

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/D91D21D3-D058-4392-ABCB-EF15F15DB74B/0/Oct16PWIEReport06015asamended.pdf

Council Minutes, October 25, 2006

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/D67A118C-F0CB-4C4F-B018-45A4D2F6C100/0/Oct25Minutes.pdf

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Council Agenda, January 24, 2007

Item 5.6 Correspondence from The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities respecting federal funding assistance to introduce a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/3D5516CD-FB24-4C3A-9D69-149E97A99F4A/0/Jan24Item56.pdf

Council Minutes, January 24, 2007

Item 5.6 Correspondence from The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities respecting federal funding assistance to introduce a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/2FD625EB-74CF-4D9A-AAA3-207EE1FB969F/0/Jan24Minutes.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, April 14, 2008

Item 5.6 By-law Respecting Provincial Funding for Rapid Transit, Bike Racks and Bike Parking (PW08045) (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F6952BFF-035F-441E-950D-CB7F5ACD3A18/0/Apr14PW08045.pdf

Item 7.2 Staff Report PW08043 - Rapid Transit Feasibility Study

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/5A27FE21-49F5-4AEE-AE7D-CD3F7B88B8BE/0/Apr14PW08043.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 08-007

Item 5 By-law Respecting Provincial Funding for Rapid Transit, Bike Racks and Bike Parking (PW08045) (City Wide) (Item 5.6)

Item 7 Rapid Transit Feasibility Study (PW08043) (City Wide) (Item 7.2)

Item (h)(ii) Staff Presentations - Rapid Transit Feasibility Study (PW08043)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/8BC8123E-CE84-4F25-8A76-522529FBA920/0/Apr1408007Reportasamended.pdf

Council Minutes, April 23, 2008

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/0C7CB495-1EFE-45B5-8E98-E333FA296C83/0/Apr23Minutes.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, June 16, 2008

Item 7.1 Staff Report PW08043(a) Transit Feasibility Study - Public Consultation Update

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/95F12F1A-1E3F-4414-8328-BBFE94C48EFE/0/Jun16PW08043a.pdf

Item 7.2 Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan Process and "Quick Win" Service

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/7F836FDC-88BE-4C7F-A5E5-FF1DA5FD1646/0/Jun16PW08074.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 08-011

Item 6 Rapid Transit Feasibility Study - Public Consultation Update (PW08043(a))

Item 7 Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan Process and "Quick Win" Service Enhancements - "A-Line" and "B-Line" (PW08074) (City Wide) (Item 7.2)

Item (h)(i) Staff Presentations - Rapid Transit Feasibility Study - Public Consultation Update (PW08043(a)) (City Wide) (Item 7.1)

Item (h)(ii) Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan Process and "Quick Win" Service Enhancements - "A-Line" and "B-Line" (PW08074) (City Wide) (Item 7.2)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/1F45C650-06B5-48A6-96BE-9E938770A1F1/0/Jun1608011Report.pdf

Council Minutes, June 25, 2008

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/C609D7FC-22F1-422B-9CCF-B98DEBA6EDAA/0/Jun25Minutes.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, September 15, 2008

Item 5.7 Staff Report PW08043(b) Transit Feasibility Study - Public Consultation Update

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/267BC6B2-DB52-41F1-8CBF-FDEB22DD68A9/0/Sep15PW08043b.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 08-014

Item 7 Rapid Transit Feasibility Study - Public Consultation Update (PW08043(b)) (City Wide) (Item 5.7)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/2232600B-DA58-4D8F-B487-3B2A9E0C43A7/0/Sep1508014Report.pdf

Council Minutes, September 24, 2008

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Public Works Committee Agenda, October 6, 2008

Item 7.2 Staff Report PW08043(c) Rapid Transit Feasibility Study - Phase 2

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/611C477D-5060-4260-AB89-1E29E527D68D/0/Oct06PW08043c.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 08-015

Item 5 Rapid Transit Feasibility Study - Phase 2 (PW08043(c)) (City Wide) (Item 7.2)

Item (f)(ii) Staff Presentations Rapid Transit Feasibility Study - Phase 2 (PW0804(c)) (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/BD2F2C66-3075-4A4B-9440-F13C6893DD8F/0/Oct0608015Report.pdf

Council Minutes, October 15, 2008

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/FADC4C99-1FFB-49B8-955F-D9FDE3476964/0/Oct15MinutesOctober15.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, October 20, 2008

Item 7.1 Rapid Transit Feasibility Study - Metrolinx Draft Regional Transportation Plan (PW08043d) - (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/A7AE66DD-F791-4D25-B3AB-E09F1255C928/0/Oct20PW08043d.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 08-016

Item 6 Rapid Transit Feasibility Study - Metrolinx Draft Regional Transportation Plan (PW08043(d)) (City Wide) (Item 7.1)

Item (f)(i) Staff Presentations - Rapid Transit Feasibility Study - Metrolinx Draft Regional Transportation Plan (PW08043(d)) (City Wide) (Item 7.1)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/19D61066-6800-4230-92A2-5CE5280E3FDF/0/Oct2008016ReportasapprovedOct2908.pdf

Council Minutes, October 29, 2008

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/CDE522A1-9009-40A6-9368-D104CEAF748D/0/Oct29MinutesOctober29.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, January 19, 2009

Item 8.2 Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan and Investment Strategy - Implications for Hamilton (PW08043(e)) (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/86A334D5-1233-4B03-916C-B583434BD510/0/Jan19PW08043e.pdf

Item 8.6 Rapid Transit Vision Statement (PW09007) (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/4D52E346-302B-4751-8DE6-B61DD77B41AA/0/Jan19PW09007.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 09-002

Item 6 Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan and Investment Strategy - Implications for Hamilton (PW08043(e)) (City Wide) (Item 8.2)

Item 10 Rapid Transit Vision Statement (PW09007) (City Wide) (Item 8.6)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/42A3D6F5-7220-4B8E-89C0-FBC32C414EA2/0/Jan1909002Reportasamended.pdf

Council Minutes, January 28, 2009

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/C467D38A-79C4-4A5E-8FA4-FEE0C2A14837/0/Jan28Minutes.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, April 6, 2015

Item 12.1 Staff Report PW09027/PED09097- Rapid Transit Maintenance Facility Location Review

Public Works Committee Report 09-006

Items 7 Rapid Transit Maintenance Facility Location Review (PW09027/PED09097) (City Wide)

Item (k)(i) Private and Confidental - Rapid Transit Maintenance Facility Location Review (PW09027/PED09097) (City Wide)(Item 12.1)

Recorded Vote - (k)(i), Motion Carried

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/2EFFE7B8-EE31-423B-9234-2DD1CCEF056F/0/Apr0609006ReportasapprovedonApr15.pdf

Council Minutes, April 15, 2009

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/9AC76FDE-A529-4F04-A43C-D7ABB85AF752/0/Apr15Minutes.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, April 20, 2009

Item 8.2 Staff Report PW08074(a) Rapid Transit Studies Project - Budget Increase for A & B Line Implementation Studies

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/AE2952D0-F105-4E16-9680-CAB0D600AC7A/0/Apr20PW08074a.pdf

Item 8.3 Staff Report PW09034 - Rapid Transit Corporate Working Team Workshop, Technical Advisory Committee and Corridor Property Owner Meetings

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/02FB9642-6406-45B3-8699-3417399ADC9C/0/Apr20PW09034.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 09-007

Item 6 Rapid Transit Studies Project - Budget Increase for A and B Line Implementation Studies (PW08074(a)) (City Wide) (Item 8.2)

Item 7 Rapid Transit Corporate Working Team Workshop, Technical Advisory

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/B705357B-798D-40EA-BB99-19DE79F639BF/0/Apr2009007ReportasapprovedbyCouncilonApr2909.pdf

Council Minutes, April 29, 2009

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/3EAC1527-934C-44D1-AA1F-09C568534230/0/Apr29Minutes.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, May 25, 2009

Item 5.7 Rapid Transit - Benefits Case Analysis and B-Line Corridor Options - Update (PW09056) (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/55729CB1-ED85-4063-AD6B-44D4ED1F7CB3/0/May25Item57PW09056.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 09-009

Item 5 Rapid Transit - Benefits Case Analysis and B-Line Corridor Options - Update (PW09056) (City Wide) (Item 5.7)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/AE728011-72BD-42EA-81AB-E045DF90B77E/0/May2509009ReportasapprovedonMay2709.pdf

Council Minutes, May 27, 2009

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/B351D830-905F-4575-BFE9-5AC662EC3CA4/0/May27Minutes.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, September 14, 2009

Item 5.8 Rapid Transit Feasibility Study, Phase 3 - Public Consultation Update (PW08043(f)) (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F7F5AA59-B0C2-41A7-B768-8EDEE33F79BA/0/Sep14Item58PW08043f.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 09-011

Item 4 Rapid Transit Feasibility Study, Phase 3 - Public Consultation Update (PW08043(f)) (City Wide) (Item 5.8)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/3CA494EC-1F7F-4F8B-AA36-C1E0B6788415/0/Sep1409011ReportasamendedbyCityCouncil.pdf

Council Minutes, September 16, 2009

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/93AB2982-B24B-498D-B0AA-181B40FD51DF/0/Sep16Minutes.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, September 21, 2009

Item 8.2 Rapid Transit Procurement Procedures (PW09085) (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/23B513E4-F824-4797-B4C3-71008783A9B6/0/Sep21PW09085.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 09-011

Item 4 Rapid Transit Procurement Procedures (PW09085) (City Wide) (Item 8.2)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/A3F076EB-5173-4E55-8447-7ECBEB0AD590/0/Sep2109012ReportasamendedbyCityCouncilonSeptember30.pdf

Council Minutes, September 30, 2009

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/6535DABE-9620-41A4-90B1-654A4DDB91D2/0/Sep30Minutes.pdf

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Committee of the Whole Agenda, October 13, 2009

Item 8.2 Contribution Agreement between Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton for Rapid Transit Studies (PW09088) (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/52C3FF27-4AFA-4732-810D-8FF390B23AAC/0/Oct13PW09088.pdf

Committee of the Whole Report 09-027

Item 5 Contribution Agreement between Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton for Rapid Transit Studies (PW09088) (City Wide) (Item 8.2)

Item (g)(v) Presentations - Contribution Agreement between Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton for Rapid Transit Studies (PW09088) (City Wide) (Item 8.2)

Recorded Vote

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/68F3F951-A00E-4362-A1AC-497B80C0A883/0/Oct13REPORT09027asamended.pdf

Council Minutes, October 14, 2009

Recorded Vote - Item 5, GIC Report 09-027

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/326F24D9-5C12-4556-8621-5D13FCDD2BC2/0/Oct14Minutes.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, February 1, 2010

Item 8.3 Staff Report PW10014 - Rapid Transit Studies - B-Line Underground Life Cycle Assessment

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/64773422-DBD1-43EB-A2CF-C753D92E6CBF/0/Feb01Item83PW10014.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 10-002

Item 7 Rapid Transit Studies - B-line Underground Life Cycle Assessment (PW10014) (City Wide) (Item 8.3)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/5E6A756E-9DC6-4B72-879A-9728B3414077/0/Feb0110002ReportasapprovedbyCouncilonFebuary1010.pdf

Council Minutes, February 10, 2010

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/180F8878-AB0B-47E8-80B3-7EA71DA2EBA7/0/Feb10Minutes.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, May 31, 2010

Item 8.1 Staff Report PW10048 - Hamilton's Rapid Transit Initiative - Downtown BIA Letter

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/B3468B7B-9377-4DB2-8D21-FA57394AF2B0/0/May31EDRMS_n88935_v1_8_1__PW10048.pdf

Item 12.2 Staff Report PW10050 Proposed Land Acquisition for Rapid Transit Confidential

Public Works Committee Report 10-008

Item 4 Hamilton's Rapid Transit Initiative - Downtown BIA Letter (PW10048) (City Wide) (Outstanding Business List Item) (Item 8.1)

Item 9 Proposed Land Acquisition for Rapid Transit (PW10050) (Ward 1) (Item 12.2) Confidential

Item (k)(ii) Proposed Acquisition for Rapid Transit (PW10050) (Ward 1) (Item 12.2)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/7B862AC2-8B21-4F49-AF4F-0F324ECC063F/0/May3110008_Report_PW_as_amended_by_Council_on_Nov302011899.pdf

Council Minutes, June 9, 2010

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/03A08929-26E7-4AED-AA0E-59AFEA559BAF/0/Jun09EDRMS_n90007_v1_Council_Minutes_Revised.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, January 17, 2011

Item 8.1 Quick Wins - Transfer of Funds (PW08074b) - (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/A97CEFE6-EFBB-4313-9B32-72E05BA24F1E/0/Jan17EDRMS_n109252_v1_PW08074b.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 11-001

Item 4 Quick Wins - Transfer of Funds (PW08074b) (City Wide) (Item 8.1)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/A4B799FB-FB01-401D-AEDF-80A200C6BEB7/0/Jan17PW_Report_11001_as_Amended1274151.pdf

Council Minutes, January 26, 2011

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/2E3EDDF1-B910-4A3B-B3AE-F4CDD46EC658/0/Jan26EDRMS_n125514_v1_Minutes_11002_Jan__26_11.pdf

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Public Works Committee Agenda, April 4, 2011

Item 5.2 Rapid Transit Update - B-Line Planning, Design and Engineering, A-Line Feasibility and B-Line Nodes and Corridors Land Use Study (PW11020/PED11068) - (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/64D38279-1533-49D5-A4EB-5CA0D574E94C/0/Apr04EDRMS_n147612_v1_PW11020.pdf

Public Works Committee Report 11-005

Item 4 Rapid Transit Update - B-Line Planning, Design and Engineering, A-Line Feasibility and B-Line Nodes and Corridors Land Use Study (PW11020/PED11068) - (City Wide) (Item 5.2)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/3B35FC32-04BC-449D-B926-2FF1B051FC58/0/Apr04PW_REPORT_11005_as_Amended1603561.pdf

Council Minutes, April 13, 2011

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/AC950266-D8C9-4851-AA4E-D700E136BF06/0/Apr13EDRMS_n158058_v1_Minutes__April_13__2011.pdf

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Planning Committee Agenda, July 5, 2011

Item 7.1 B-Line Nodes and Corridors Land Use Planning Study and Mid-Rise Development (PED11125) (City Wide)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/83387B33-D0BB-42D0-A003-C072133A3273/0/July05EDRMS_n188146_v1_PED11125.pdf

Item 7.1 Staff Presentation

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/8F16406E-D92F-469C-B4D7-3FAF2CD66FCC/0/July05Item61presentation.pdf

Item 7.1 Proponent Presentation

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/E61F664C-2904-4721-82C1-0D54008E6325/0/July05EDRMS_n190797_v1_consultantPresentation__MidRiseHamiltonv3.pdf

Planning Committee Report 11-013

Item 8 B-Line Nodes and Corridors Land Use Planning Study and Mid-Rise Development (PED11125) (City Wide) (Item 7.1)

Item (e)(iv) B-Line Nodes and Corridors Land Use Planning Study and Mid-Rise Development (PED11125) (City Wide) (Item 7.1)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/7EBEEF73-89DF-4179-91F3-F3F5DE831273/0/July05EDRMS_n191611_v1_PLC_11013_AMENDED_REPORT.pdf

Council Minutes, July 7, 2011

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/79E9271A-FB19-40A6-957C-B58B158A5949/0/July07EDRMS_n191902_v1_Council_Minutes_July_7__2011.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, September 12, 2011

Item 9.2 Motion - Light Rail Transit (LRT) and GO Transit

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F94691FF-F2B0-4452-AC34-E51C8901013A/0/Sep12EDRMS_n204533_v1_9_2__Motion__LRT_and_GO_Transit__Farr_.pdf

General Issues Committee Report 11-027

Item (h)(ii) Motion - Light Rail Transit (LRT) and GO Transit (Item 9.2)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/EAD8CE11-0F4F-4A1A-A656-BCC5472F9AA4/0/Sep12EDRMS_n214093_v1_000__Report_11027_as_approved_by_Counci.pdf

Council Minutes, September 14, 2011

Item 8.4 - Notice of Motion - Request for Confirmation of LRT Commitment from the Province

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/4F77BB78-BF07-4ECE-8690-654142F2B6B4/0/Sep14EDRMS_n213720_v1_021__Council_Minutes__September_14__201.pdf

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Council Agenda, September 28, 2011

Item 7.3 Motion - Request for Confirmation of LRT Commitment from the Province

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/B1E32F64-F367-4029-8163-E41FAB45A62D/0/Sep28EDRMS_n214320_v1_Motion__Commitment_from_Province_for_LRT.pdf

Council Minutes, September 28, 2011

Item 7.3 Motion - Request for Confirmation of LRT Commitment from the Province Recorded Vote - Amended and Carried

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F3144C01-BD5A-4646-B15C-9A1EFD501A50/0/Sep28EDRMS_n219286_v1_11022_Council_Minutes.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, October 13, 2011

Item 7.1 Staff Report CM11016/PW11064/PED11154/FCS11072 Conventional, Rapid and Inter-Regional Transit: Technical Land Use and Financial Considerations

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/BA1D3B71-A1BC-43AD-8251-2B71D2221361/0/Oct13EDRMS_n221401_v1_7_1__CM11016_PW11064_PED11154_FCS11072.pdf

Item 7.1 Presentation

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/42A4917C-22EC-4D6B-A571-36CB8BE557A0/0/Oct13EDRMS_n224211_v1_7_1__PPT_Presentation__Staff_LRT.pdf

Item 9.1 Motion - Light Rail Transit (LRT) and GO Transit

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F80A6502-25EA-4A78-9DB8-8F9D4805894A/0/Oct13EDRMS_n216090_v1_Motion__LRT_and_GO_Transit__Farr_.pdf

General Issues Committee Report 11-030

Item 1 Conventional, Rapid and Inter-Regional Transit: Technical, Financial and Land Use Considerations (CM11016/PW11064/PED11154/FCS11072) - (City Wide) (Item 7.1)

Item 3 Meeting Respecting the City's Position on the LRT

Item (f)(i) Presentation - Conventional, Rapid and Inter-Regional Transit: Technical, Financial and Land Use Considerations (CM11016/PW11064/ PED11154/FCS11072) (City Wide) (Item. 7.1)

Recorded Vote - Carried

Item (g)(i) Motion - Light Rail Transit and Go Transit (Item 9.1)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/E1153F6C-1184-49D6-A87D-A3278FCE88BD/0/Oct13EDRMS_n230599_v1_000__Report_11030__as_amended_by_Counci.pdf

Council Minutes, October 26, 2011

Recorded Vote - Items 1 and 3 of the GIC Report 11-030

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/453B7CB7-5286-4C88-BDCA-ED418C642B11/0/Oct26EDRMS_n227672_v1_026__Minutes_Final.pdf

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Planning Committee Agenda, April 17, 2012

Item 7.1 City Wide Corridor Planning Principles and Design Guidelines (City Wide) (Outstanding Business List Item) (PED11125(a)) Presentation

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/1CA0AD2D-C1F8-4B03-BA7C-D2F3BB3DB4DB/0/Apr17EDRMS_n292963_v1_7_1_PED11125_a_.pdf

Item 7.1 Staff Presentation

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/939DFC38-4742-40BB-951F-9E4083F235E3/0/Apr17EDRMS_n297390_v1_7_1__Staff_Presentation.pdf

Item 7.2 Main, King, Queenston (B-Line) Corridor Land Use Strategy (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9) (PED12063)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/EB017990-95AC-4B5F-BC0D-E9B912DC3530/0/Apr17EDRMS_n293297_v1_7_2_PED12063.pdf

Planning Committee Report 12-006

Item 5 City Wide Corridor Planning Principles and Design Guidelines (City Wide) (Outstanding Business List Item) (PED11125(a)) (Item 7.1)

Item 6 Main, King, Queenston (B-Line) Corridor Land Use Strategy (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9) (PED12063) (Item 7.2)

Item (f)(i) City Wide Corridor Planning Principles and Design Guidelines (City Wide) (Outstanding Business List Item) (PED11125(a)) (Item 7.1)

Item (f)(ii) Main, King, Queenston (B-Line) Corridor Land Use Strategy (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9) (PED12063) (Item 7.2)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/1FCE4190-BEEA-49EE-B67D-E55FBDAF8A4A/0/Apr17EDRMS_n301751_v1_Report_12006__Planning__AS_AMENDED.pdf

Council Minutes, April 25, 2012

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/CE109446-666C-435E-B325-FFDF8B85105E/0/Apr25EDRMS_n303185_v1_009__Minutes__ECopy.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, August 13, 2012

Item 7.2 Staff Report PW11064(a) - Rapid Transit Maintenance and Storage Facility and Spur Line

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/7F7F45BB-7C5D-48F0-BFA7-00C2ED3D26C8/0/Aug13EDRMS_n340438_v1_7_2__PW11064a.pdf

General Issues Committee Report 12-021

Item 11 Rapid Transit Maintenance and Storage Facility and Spur Line (PW11064(a)) (City Wide) (Item 7.2)

Item (g)(ii) Presentation - Rapid Transit Maintenance and Storage Facility and Spur Line (PW11064(a)) (City Wide) (Item 7.2)

Recorded Vote - Carried

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/4A5A27C0-0B89-4AFF-9DAB-10E868B482C6/0/Aug13EDRMS_n374368_v1_021__Report_12021_GIC__as_further_amend.pdf

Council Minutes, August 16, 2012

Recorded Vote - Item 11, GIC Report 12-021

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/C2A4E137-2D71-4241-97D8-3A318EDD693B/0/Aug16EDRMS_n346160_v1_016__Minutes__e_copy.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, October 3, 2012

Item 10.1 Notice of Motion - City Representation on the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Light Rail Transit Task Force (Added Item 10.1)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/4427CEC1-81BA-4F55-B8E8-2921179A3CB0/0/Oct03028__101_Notice_of_Motion_LRT__Farr_.pdf

General Issues Committee Report 12-028

Item (i) Notice of Motion - City Representation on the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Light Rail Transit Task Force (Added Item 10.1)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/9F947CD4-3012-4F21-939D-BE2999AF2CDA/0/Oct03EDRMS_n363691_v1_028__Report_12028_asapproved_Oct__3_.pdf

Council Minutes, October 10, 2012

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/562D5AA0-CD60-4668-B799-8824BFBCD722/0/Oct10EDRMS_n372187_v1_019__Minutes__Ecopy__Oct_10.pdf

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General Issues Committee Report 12-024(b)

Item c(i) Presentations - David Adames, President and CEO, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, respecting the City's 2013 Capital Budget

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/16B32FE0-4CB9-4FFB-BC3A-42E289520587/0/Dec11GICReport12024b.pdf

Council Minutes, December 12, 2012

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/17CF10EB-7BF7-4274-A8C4-2287B283BE67/0/Dec12EDRMS_n388941_v1_024__Minutes__Ecopy.pdf

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Special General Issues Committee Agenda, February 25, 2013

Item 5.1 Staff Report PW13014 - Rapid Ready - Expanding Mobility Choices in Hamilton

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/76D38C17-DC96-4C54-8E55-3A6EA1C71D73/0/Feb25EDRMS_n414203_v1_5_1_PW13014.pdf

Special General Issues Committee Report 13-006

Item 1 Rapid Ready - Expanding Mobility Choices in Hamilton (PW13014) (City Wide) (Item 5.1)

Item (d)(i) Presentations - Rapid Ready - Expanding Mobility Choices in Hamilton (PW13014) (City Wide) (Item 5.1)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/5C53CB7F-B4F4-4AD7-8DE9-4FE1671A5F49/0/Feb25_GIC_Report_13006.pdf

Council Minutes, February 27, 2013

Recorded Vote - Item 1, GIC Report 13-006

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/5FF8FFE2-7DF5-4D89-A4E6-AD777E473BFD/0/Feb27Minutes_ecopy.pdf

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Council Agenda, April 24, 2013

Item 5.2 Correspondence from Metrolinx respecting "The Big Move" - The Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/B6722A15-0D99-4133-B7E5-6B1601B48904/0/Apr2452Metrolinx_The_Big_Move.pdf

Item 8.1 Notice of Motion - Re-Affirmation of Council's Position respecting B-Line LRT on King Street

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/17758C78-C9C0-4719-B1CA-DAE329DC2AEC/0/Apr2481REVISED_Notice_of_Motion__LRT__McHatie_.pdf

Council Minutes, April 24, 2013

Items 5.2 Correspondence from Metrolinx respecting "The Big Move" - The Regional Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA)

Item 8.1 Re-Affirmation of Council's Position respecting B-Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) on King Street

Item 7.2 Re-Affirmation of Council's Position respecting B-Line Light Rail Transit (LRT) on King Street

Motion Amended - Recorded Vote on amendment

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/B483CB3B-7A44-4068-9CE7-82677A29962B/0/Apr24_Minutes___ecopy_.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, May 1, 2013

Item 7.1 Staff Report FCS13002 - Metrolinx - Regional Funding Tools

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/9623ACFB-5C17-462F-B1E1-5D3EECF4511C/0/May0171FCS13002_Metrolinx__Regional_Funding_Tools.pdf

Item 7.1 Presentation

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/588F9F90-D459-42C6-A48F-B8E7BDE4C7E8/0/May0171PPTPresentationMetrolinx.pdf

General Issues Committee Report 13-010

Item 4 Metrolinx - Regional Funding Tools (FCS13002) (City Wide) (Item 7.1)

Item 5 Comments respecting Metrolinx Regional Funding Tools (New Business)

Item (g)(i) Presentation - Metrolinx - Regional Funding Tools (FCS13002) (City Wide) (Item 7.1)

Recorded Vote

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/CAEA3AAF-5527-4058-B973-FCB328D98E96/0/May01_Report_13010_approved__as_amended__by_Council_on_May_8__2013.pdf

Council Agenda, May 8, 2013

Item 7.7 Motion - Re-Affirmation of Council's Position respecting Rapid Transit with Light Rail Transit (LRT) in the Eastgate to McMaster corridor as the Preferred Option (Report PW08043(d))

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/FF9B7240-91EA-4A83-BB50-3A2202D8D3DC/0/May0877__LRT_Motion__as_of_May_2_.pdf

Council Minutes, May 8, 2013

Recorded Vote - Item 4, GIC Report 13-010

Item 7.7 Motion - Re-Affirmation of Council's Position respecting Rapid Transit with Light Rail Transit (LRT) in the Eastgate to McMaster corridor as the Preferred Option (Report PW08043(d))

Recorded Vote

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/E08F6C6D-558E-4134-B8FA-491AE9447A51/0/May08Minutes__May_8__Ecopy.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, June 19, 2013

Item 9.1 Motion - Implementation of Rapid Ready - Local Transit Service Improvements and Financial Strategy (Item 9.1)

(Notice of Motion at May 15, 2013 GIC Meeting) (Deferred from June 5, 2013 GIC Meeting)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/E7E7A46E-35F7-4985-9C9E-0E3946DD8EF7/0/Jun1991__Motion__Implementation_of_Rapid_Ready__McHattie_.pdf

Item 9.2 Motion - Implementation of Rapid Ready - Local Transit Service Improvements and Financial Strategy (Item 9.2) (Deferred from June 5, 2013 GIC Meeting)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/DAD06546-2CC7-4FEB-9743-A2CCC8E93307/0/Jun1992__Motion__Implemenetation_of_Rapid_Ready__McHattie__REVISED_.pdf

General Issues Committee Report 13-013

Item (h)(i) Motion - Implementation of Rapid Ready - Local Transit Service Improvements and Financial Strategy

Item (h)(ii) Motion - Implementation of Rapid Ready - Local Transit Service Improvements and Financial Strategy

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F4762E5B-4475-4DF0-A352-3235F53B2CA8/0/Jun19013__Report_13013__as_further_amended_by_Council_on_July_12__2013.pdf

Council Minutes, June 26, 2013

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/EA937F6C-E328-4C78-A53A-589AED41DA75/0/Jun26Council_Minutes_ECopy.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, September 18, 2013

Item 8.1 Staff Report FCS13002(a) - Metrolinx Investment Strategy Update

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/7FBC0064-0D4E-4D70-A16C-5D86E4C513DD/0/Sep1881FCS13002a.pdf

General Issues Committee Report 13-019

Item 9 Metrolinx Investment Strategy Update (FCS13002(a)) (City Wide) (Item 8.1)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/90A0D722-EAB5-4293-B58E-8B1F91F762C6/0/Sep18GICReport13019asamended.pdf

Council Minutes, September 25, 2013

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/DB5BED27-8E33-4CEE-AD36-A58B138BE0C8/0/Sep25EcopyMinutes13017.pdf

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Council Agenda, April 9, 2014

Item 5.9 Correspondence from Ted Gill respecting a Submission on Rapid Transit Planning in Hamilton

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=583&doctype=AGENDA

Council Minutes, April 9, 2014

Item 5.9 Correspondence from Ted Gill respecting a Submission on Rapid Transit Planning in Hamilton

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/92102A17-241D-4E2B-A93E-C6E7D9AF479F/0/Apr9ecopyMinutes14008.pdf

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General Issues Committee Report 14-009

Item 1 Request for Meetings respecting Light Rail Transit (New Business) (No Copy)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/A9E28614-662A-42C7-8D6E-B8329B32103E/0/RevisedReportasamendedGIC14009.pdf

April 23, 2014 Council Minutes

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F7CA4CE3-CCD9-4CEE-8098-636093D47B12/0/April23CouncilMinutes14009ecopy.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, May 7, 2014

Item 6.1 Correspondence from Ted Gill respecting a Submission on Rapid Transit Planning in Hamilton

Presentation

Item 10.1 Notice of Motion - Economic Benefits - Light Rail Transit (LRT) B-Line/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=616&doctype=AGENDA

General Issues Committee Report 14-010

Item (f)(i) Ted Gill, respecting Submission on Rapid Transit Planning in Hamilton (Item 6.1)

Item (j)(i) Notice of Motion - Economic Benefits - Light Rail Transit (LRT) B-Line/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) (Added 10.1)

Item (j)(ii) Re-evaluation of Cost and Business Case for B-line vs A-line (New Business)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/EF38040F-FECB-47D0-B0A9-C060359384D2/0/May07GICReport14010asamended.pdf

Council Agenda, May 14, 2014

Item 5.18 Correspondence from the Ministry of Transportation respecting the invitation of the Honourable Glen Murray to attend the General Issues Committee respecting Light Rail Transit

Item 8.2 Notice of Motion - Moratorium on LRT Debate Until After the Provincial Election

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=619&doctype=AGENDA

Council Minutes, May 14, 2014

Item 5.18 Correspondence from the Ministry of Transportation respecting the invitation of the Honourable Glen Murray to attend the General Issues Committee respecting Light Rail Transit

Item 8.2 Notice of Motion - Moratorium on LRT Debate Until After the Provincial Election

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/ACA70D23-4561-4913-B779-B88F251BD0AF/0/May14CouncilMinutesecopy.pdf

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Council Agenda, May 28, 2014

Item 7.1 Motion - Moratorium on LRT Debate

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=628&doctype=AGENDA

Council Minutes, May 28, 2014

Item 7.1 Motion - Moratorium on LRT Debate (withdrawn)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/78F95B1D-869E-4287-A522-5933C364267B/0/May28Councilminutesecopy.pdf

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Council Agenda, June 11, 2014

Item 8.1 Notice of Motion - Implementation of the Action Plan contained on Pages 43 and 44 of the Rapid Ready Report

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=638&doctype=AGENDA

Council Minutes, June 11, 2014

Item 8.1 Notice of Motion - Implementation of the Action Plan contained on Pages 43 and 44 of the Rapid Ready Report

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/B91D83AC-21E8-4533-B9C8-FD3F1F2D9CF4/0/June11CouncilMinutes14010ecopy.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda June 18, 2014

Item 9.3 Motion - Economic Benefits - Light Rail Transit (LRT) B-Line/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

Item 9.4 Motion - Re-evaluation of Cost and Business Case for B-Line vs A-Line

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=625&doctype=AGENDA

General Issues Committee Report 14-013

Item (i)(i) Motion - Economic Ben fits - Light Rail Transit (LRT) B-Line/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Item 9.3) - withdrawn

Item (i)(iv) Motion - Re-Evaluation of Cost and Business Case for B-Line vs A-Line (Item 9.4) - withdrawn

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/452D67CA-75F2-4348-AB7B-B7A8E64DE34F/0/June18GICReport14013asamended.pdf

Council Agenda, June 25, 2014

Item 7.1 Motion - Implementation of the Action Plan contained on Pages 43 and 44 of the Rapid Ready Report

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=641&doctype=AGENDA

Council Minutes, June 25, 2014

Item 7.1 Motion - Implementation of the Action Plan contained on Pages 43 and 44 of the Rapid Ready Report

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/A55DCCCB-D081-4C75-A9F0-B31B1CCF566C/0/June25CouncilMinutes14013ecopy.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, March 6, 2015

Item 8.1 Staff Report PW14015a - Ten Year (2015 to 2024) Local Transit Strategy Presentation

Item 9.1 Motion - A Citizen's Panel to Study and Report on Transit Options

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=731&doctype=AGENDA

General Issues Committee Budget Minutes 15-004(g)

Item 2 New Service Standards -10 Year Local Transit Strategy (Item 9.2)

Item (e) Ten Year (2015-2024) Local Transit Strategy (PW14015(a)) (City Wide) (Item 8.1) Recorded Votes

Item (f)(i) A Citizen's Panel to Study and Report on Transit Options (Item 9.1) Recorded Vote

Item (f)(ii) New Service Standards -10 Year Local Transit Strategy (Item 9.2) Recorded Vote

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/E87EF49F-1262-45F9-83B5-47AED7F0AB9E/0/Mar6GICMinutes15004g.pdf

General Issues Budget Report 15-004

Item 6 New Service Standards -10 Year Local Transit Strategy (Item 9.2) (March 6, 2015 -15-004(g))

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/BCB86599-91A3-4414-8B1E-F75B63073F19/0/Mar26GICReport15004.pdf

Council Minutes, April 8, 2015

http://www2.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F383C6A1-DA16-4A42-8F0A-C9BAD76D690C/0/Apr8CouncilMinutes15009.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, August 10, 2015

Item 7.2 Staff Report CM15014 - Fostering the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=801&doctype=AGENDA

General Issues Committee Report 15-015

Item 8 Fostering the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project (CM15014) (City Wide) (Item 7.2)

Item (g)(ii) Presentations - Fostering the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project (CM15014) (City Wide) (Item 7.2)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/AgendaMinutes/MinutesReports/GIC/2015/Aug10GICReport15015.pdf

Council Minutes, August 14, 2015

http://www2.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/AgendaMinutes/MinutesReports/Council/2015/Aug14CouncilMinutes15019.pdf

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Planning Committee Agenda, October 20, 2015

Item 8.3 Staff Report PED15157 - Interim Control By-laws - Certain Lands along Main Street West, King Street West/East, Queenston Road, James Street North - Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Corridor

Item 8.3 Staff Presentation and Written Comments

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=832&doctype=AGENDA

Planning Committee Report 15-016

Item 9 Interim Control By-laws - Certain Lands along Main Street West, King Street West/East, Queenston Road, James Street North Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Corridor (PED15157) (Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4) (Item 8.3)

Item 10 Alternative Financing for the Work Required for the Interim Control By-laws (Added Item)

Item (g)(ii) Discussion - Interim Control By-laws - Certain Lands along Main Street West, King Street West/East, Queenston Road, James Street North Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Corridor (PED15157) (Wards 1, 2, 3 and 4) (Item 8.3)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/AgendaMinutes/MinutesReports/Planning/2015/Oct20PlanningReport15016.pdf

Council Minutes, October 28, 2015

Recorded Vote - Item 9, Planning Report 15-016

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General Issues Committee Agenda, December 2, 2015

Item 8.14 Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee Report 15-001

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=863&doctype=AGENDA

General Issues Committee Report 15-025

Item 18 Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee Report 15-001, September 23, 2015 (Item 8.14)

http://www2.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/AgendaMinutes/MinutesReports/GIC/2015/Dec2GICReport15025.pdf

Council Minutes, December 9, 2015

http://www2.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/CorporateServices/Clerks/AgendaMinutes/MinutesReports/Council/2015/Dec9CouncilMinutes15027.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, January 13, 2016

Item 8.13 Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee Report 15-002, dated November 30, 2015 Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee Terms of Reference (Item 8.1)

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=874&%3Bdoctype=AGEND

General Issues Committee Report 16-001

Item 17 Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee Report 15-002, November 30, 2015 (Item 8.13)

Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee Terms of Reference (Item 8.1)

https://d3fpllf1m7bbt3.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/media/browser/2016-01-21/jan13gicreport16001.pdf

Council Minutes, January 20, 2016

https://d3fpllf1m7bbt3.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/media/browser/2016-02-16/jan20councilminutes16001-1.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, February 3, 2016

Item 8.10 Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee Report 16-001, January 16, 2016 1. Light Rail Transit Memorandum of Agreement - City of Hamilton and Metrolinx (PED16042/LS16003) (Item 8.1)

  1. Correspondence from the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce respecting their LRT Task Force Draft Terms of Reference (Added Item 8.4)

  2. Transcribing Meetings of the LRT Sub-Committee (Added Item 10.1) Item 8.10 (a) AMENDED - Appendix "A" to the Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee Report 16-001, January 25, 2016 (Memorandum of Understanding)

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=897&%3Bdoctype=AGENDA

General Issues Committee Report 16-004

Item 13 Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee Report 16-001, January 25, 2016 (Item 8.10)

https://d3fpllf1m7bbt3.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/media/browser/2016-02-12/feb3gicreport16004.pdf

Council Minutes, February 10, 2016

https://d3fpllf1m7bbt3.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/media/browser/2016-02-25/feb10councilminutes16002.pdf

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General Issues Committee Agenda, March 23, 2016

Item 8.5 Staff Report PED16073 - Light Rail Transit (LRT) Office and Administration Budget

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=914&%3Bdoctype=AGENDA

General Issues Committee Report 16-009

Item 12 Light Rail Transit (LRT) Office and Administration Budget (PED16073) (City Wide) (Item 8.5)

Item (g)(i) Discussion Items - Light Rail Transit (LRT) Office and Administration Budget (PED16073) City Wide) (Item 8.5) Recorded Vote

https://d3fpllf1m7bbt3.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/media/browser/2016-03-31/mar23gicreport16009.pdf

Council Minutes, March 30, 2016

Recorded Vote - Item 12, GIC Report 16-009

https://d3fpllf1m7bbt3.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/media/browser/2016-04-14/march30-council-minutes-16006.pdf

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Council Agenda, May 11, 2016

Item 7.3 Reaffirming the Acceptance of the One Billion Dollar Investment in Infrastructure and Public Transit Investment from the Province of Ontario

http://hamilton.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=958&doctype=AGENDA

Council Minutes, May 11, 2016

Item 7.3 Reaffirming the Acceptance of the One Billion Dollar Investment in Infrastructure and Public Transit Investment from the Province of Ontario Recorded Vote

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website and has been known to post passing thoughts on Twitter @RyanMcGreal. Recently, he took the plunge and finally joined Facebook.

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By kevlahan (registered) | Posted May 18, 2016 at 14:49:54

Did they send the results of the votes? As far as I recall almost every vote passed unanimously, and the few that didn't had a massive majority in favour.

As far as Council's voting record over the past 10 years, LRT with full provincial funding was always the goal and had solid Council support.

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By info (anonymous) | Posted May 19, 2016 at 09:34:58

We need to start asking as Mayor Eisenberger did to see the emails and letters in opposition to LRT, through freedom of information act or whatever means. These councilors need to be held accountable if they are misrepresenting their constituents. Also, how many people would oppose LRT when given full information about the circumstances at present (e.g. Full provincial funding for LRT only take it or give to another city)?

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By GrapeApe (registered) | Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:35:59 in reply to Comment 118690

Agreed. Would also like accountability for those take creative license. Silent majority polls, or any similar references, should be unacceptable.

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By kevlahan (registered) | Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:00:30 in reply to Comment 118690

When I spoke to many stakeholder groups at the beginning of the LRT process when Council really was originally trying to decide whether to pursue LRT every single one eventually wrote a letter to Council supporting LRT (with majority Provincial funding) after hearing about the project.

These groups included BIAs, Neighbourhood Associations, service clubs (e.g. Rotary), business groups (Chamber of Commerce, Realtors, Homebuilders) and church groups in many different parts of the city. It was an extremely diverse group of people.

When the City did its consultation in 2009-2011 they found similarly high levels of support once the project and its goals were explained.

Much of the opposition is really concern from people who don't really know much about the project except that it is expensive, construction will be disruptive and they don't imagine themselves using it.

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By Ralph (anonymous) | Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:42:04 in reply to Comment 118691

So how is it possible that councillors keep talking about representing an invisible majority of opposition to LRT? Is this not media worthy?!? What are our journalists in this city doing? Unless the opposition can be identified, the problem gives rise to suspicion of corruption and conspiracy theories.

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By BobbyB (anonymous) | Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:15:51

Votes, votes, votes...they are more of a guideline really. I remember back in 1964, the Ti-Cats were 1st and Goal from the 4 yard line and all they had to do was punch it in to win the game. The great running back, Skippy Johnson, was ready to take the ball, when all of the sudden......what are we talking about again? LRT, right! Democracy is hard. Bocce for all!

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By Groan (anonymous) | Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:18:21

A Ti-Cat analogy. We may have just jumped the shark.

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