Comment 103506

By Tybalt (registered) | Posted July 25, 2014 at 10:15:09

Dear Sirs,

I am writing to you as my mayor, my councillor, my MPP and the Minister of Transportation regarding the Rapid Transit needs of our great city of Hamilton.

As identified in the Rapid Ready report, Hamilton has urgent transit needs in order to ease the city's transit crisis. The provincial Liberal government stepped up during this election campaign with a pledge to fund 100% of the capital costs of these needs.

I have seen and experienced these transit needs myself, daily. As:

  • a daily user of transit to commute from my home in Ainslie Wood to my office in downtown Hamilton;

  • a frequent (weekly+) user of interurban transit to do business all over the GTA; and

  • a downtown business owner keen to attract clients to my place of business,

I think B-Line LRT is the easiest, most cost-effective, and most efficient means of serving the city's transit needs and I personally am committed to using the system daily. The research is complete, the demands are both obvious and well-documented, and the need is proven.

Let's make the Big Move as a province, and let's move Rapid Readiness into Rapid Reality in our city. I hope to hear an announcement soon from the city and the province of a commitment to capital funding, and a commitment by the city to operate what will be (for the people moved, now and in the future) a major boon to the needs of all of us who drive, walk, and ride.

Thank you for your service to our community.

[One drop in a rainstorm, sure, but it's been a year since I wrote anything except a tweet or two towards McMeekin during the election. If y'all haven't said anything in a while, it's worth telling them again of your feelings, whatever they might be.]

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