The City of Hamilton has committed to doubling transit ridership (to 100 rides per person per year) by 2020. But how do we get there from here?
Instead of waiting for the city to figure this out, a grassroots organization of citizens who support public transit is holding a series of public meetings and an online survey to develop a community-based vision for public transit in the 21st century.
Our first meeting is:
We plan to make presentations and hold meetings at many community locations in the next few months. At the same time, we will have an online survey so Hamiltonians can share their vision of what transit could be.
These are exciting times for transit, thanks to the discussion of light rail and the creation of some new routes and discount passes. Yet we know that there is still overcrowding on some routes of the HSR, and battles continue over what should be appropriate levels of fares and public support of transit.
The HSR is currently undertaking a full operational review of its routes and schedules, so this is an especially good time to present a broad-based community vision for where we want transit to go and how we can make it happen.
Sponsored by Hamilton Transit Users group (TUG), and organized with support from the Hamilton Community Foundation.
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