Light Rail

Mayor Endorses Light Rail

By Ryan McGreal
Published April 14, 2008

If you haven't posted a comment on Nicole MacIntyre's Hall Marks blog regarding the Light Rail Feasibility Study yet, head on over and share your thoughts.

You'll be following in the wake of Mayor Fred Eisenberger, who posted a bullish endorsement of light rail:

I agree with most of you that we need to aim high and aspire to the cleanest order of public tansportation which is LRT. Light rail for the lower city for the future should be our goal.

He also acknowledges the hard work by city staff and Metrolinx to explore the light rail option and plugs his idea for a pedestrian-only Gore Park to "change the dynamic of our downtown and start to recpature the people pleace that was prevalent in its heyday many years ago."

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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