Comment 70207

By Bobby1 (anonymous) | Posted September 30, 2011 at 13:19:44

It quite likely that many on Council suspect what Premier McGuinty means by "the City needs to express LRT is a priority" as meaning the City is willing to cough up substantial funding to the project! How can any City decide what is a priority,unless,they know what share it will cost the City? Many in support of LRT state,commit to LRT and developement will occur! Why? Whether a bus or a bright glittering LRT car going by still carries the same people that currently or in the future need to ride public transit!
One is just much more expensive than the other and both are ground level systems. LRT would be 15 to 20 years in the future before operational! By then,many will say it may not be obsolete, but not the right choice. The flavour by then may be something like raised monorail? Hamilton first needs to determine what kind of City it wants to grow to be,industrial,warehouse,technical,medical or educational cored! Where will those core industries reside,will they be tax generators or exempt,what transit system best serves them at an affordable taxpayer cost! Anything before that,is simply the desires of special interest groups and possibly not of the vast majorities best interests!

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