Comment 80037

By LOL (registered) | Posted August 24, 2012 at 11:24:38

Salt Lake City is the capitol of Utah. The urban area the LRT services is over 2,000,000 people. A far cry from Hamilton. We have 600,000 people spread over a much bigger area. Or if you want to look at it differently we have a city of just over 300,000. Toronto is just down the road and will for the foreseeable future be the dominant city in the area.

Their LRT serves as commuter train for people to get into the city from the burbs like Ogden or Provo, very similar to Go Trains running into Toronto.

A fair comparison would be to compare Hamilton to Ogden which has an urban population around a half million, not to dissimilar to what Hamilton has. Their LRT is just like our Go Trains ferrying people into the big city in their case it's Salt Lake in ours it's Toronto.

If and when Hamilton becomes a major city then and only then should we looking at spending that much money on transit.

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