Comment 103080

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted July 08, 2014 at 14:43:14 in reply to Comment 103076

What do you mean "get your facts straight": $7.5M is the net cost to the City of Hamilton and $75M is the total cost to the taxpayer, i.e. the total amount taxpayers are spending on this intersection. As someone inevitably says when talking about LRT (maybe even you) "there is only one taxpayer" and this taxpayer is spending $75M on the intersection!

To summarize from the City report:

$7.5M - net cost to the City of Hamilton $25M - net cost to the City and the Province $75M - total cost of the project including development levies

Even if we only count the $7.5M, that's still 100 blocks of two-way conversion or 150 intersections with traffic lights.

And the total amount "taxpayers" are spending on this project is huge: about 10% of the total cost of the proposed B-line LRT for a project that facilitates unsustainable sprawl at the edge of the City and caters to only one transport mode: driving.

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2014-07-08 14:57:21

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