Comment 53301

By George (registered) | Posted December 19, 2010 at 16:50:04

There are other issues at play in K-W.

For example, it was tied to amalgamation and Waterloo does not want to join up with Kitchener

Other issues were only BRT was planned for Cambridge, which was unpopular, and the coup de grace was the financing. The senior levels of govt let K-W down, and as a result it would have cost the locals well over $200m.

Now in Hamilton, we have yet to find out about financing, but unlike K-W, we have metrolinx looking after this as part of the GTHA.

I tried to find survey or poll numbers for LRT support in K-W and could not find any. Does anyone have such numbers?

Not sure, but it looks like it may have been a case of loud vocal opposition, but I wonder how representative that actually was. Add to that the politics of the local elections, it was easy to oppose something for the sake of re-election that would have cost the locals hundreds of millions of dollars.

Hopefully here, In Hamilton, we'll get much better fianancial support from the province since it was they who identified us as a top 15 priority.

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