Light Rail

Text of Approved Council LRT Motion

By RTH Staff
Published July 07, 2011

On October 30, 2008, Hamilton City Council voted unanimously to approve a motion instructing staff to work with Metrolinx in order to plan and implement light rail transit (LRT) on the east-west B-Line transit corridor.

Here is the text of the approved motion [emphasis added]:

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

(a) That the General Manager, Public Works be authorized and directed to continue discussions with Metrolinx in regards to undertaking the appropriate business case analysis required in order to include the functional design, detail design and construction of the B-line rapid transit corridor for the City of Hamilton in their 2009 - 2013 (5-year) Capital Budget, utilizing Light Rail Technology;

(b) That the General Manager, Public Works be authorized and directed to continue discussions with Metrolinx in regards to undertaking the Rapid Transit Feasibility Study (Phase 3) in order to continue the planning and design for the A-line rapid transit corridor, utilizing Light Rail Technology, in conjunction with the design and construction of the B-line rapid transit corridor for the City of Hamilton as part of their 2009 - 2013 Capital Budget, with design and construction funds to be included in a future (5-year) Capital Budget;

(c) That the General Manager, Public Works be authorized and directed to report back to an appropriate Committee of Council following the release of the Final Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Investment Strategy and 5-year Capital Budget;

(d) That the General Manager, Public Works be authorized to and provide a copy of report PW08043d to the Metrolinx CEO and Chair of the Metrolinx Board for their information and consideration in the development of the final Regional Transportation Plan, Investment Strategy and 2009 - 2013 (5-year) Capital Budget;

(e) That the General Manager, Public Works be authorized and directed to continue its undertaking of required rapid transit initiative studies and aggressive public consultation program for Rapid Transit in Hamilton;

(f) That the items related to the Rapid Transit Feasibility Study and the Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan Process be identified as completed and removed from the Public Works Committee Outstanding Business List.

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