City Council adopts 2021 tax supported operating budget

This article, from April 1, contains a City release outlining upcoming priorities of the budget, as well as a financial breakdown.

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Hamilton City Council will be adopting a $1.6 billion gross operating budget and a net tax operating budget of $955 million. This budget came in 04. percent lower than what was estimated this past January.

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Increased investments in multi-modal transportation infrastructure proposed for 2021 budget

This article, from March 25, has details on proposed multi-modal transportation investments in the 2021 budget.

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The City of Hamilton is making increased investments to multi-modal transportation infrastructure around the city, with an investment of $2.74 million in cycling infrastructure and an increased investment in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.

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City of Hamilton to Fuel Ontario’s First Carbon-Negative Bus

This article, from March 5, has details on the first carbon-negative bus in the HSR fleet – as well as the first in Ontario.

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The City of Hamilton, in partnership with Enbridge Gas Partners, have announced that the first renewable natural gas (RNG) fuelled bus in Ontario has hit the streets.

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New HSR Schedule Beginning December 27

This article, from November 24, includes details about schedule changes to routes, as well as information about the HSR’s holiday service schedule.

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Beginning Sunday, December 27, schedule updates are being introduced by the HSR.

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The HSR has ended paper ticket sales and passes as of October 31.

This article, dated November 1, contains details about the City’s transition to the PRESTO payment system.

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The City of Hamilton has announced that effective October 31, it will no longer sell paper tickets or passes, transitioning exclusively to the PRESTO system. Residents who still have valid tickets or passes will have until December 31, 2020 to use them.

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HSR operator recently tested positive for COVID-19

This article, from September 14, contains information about an HSR bus operator testing positive for COVID-19.

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The City of Hamilton was notified on September 14 that one of its Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) bus operators has recently tested positive for COVID-19.

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HSR launches new mobile app

This article, from September 8, includes information about the HSR’s new app, HSRNow.

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The HSR launched a new app this past weekend called HSRnow, which works on either an iOS or Android device. The app is free to download.

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Service changes to HSR starting September 6

This article, from August 20, includes a news release from the HSR about service changes to their service, which will take effect on September 6.

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The Hamilton Street Railway will be returning to weekday service at a summer level with 100% seating capacity.

The HSR stated it its news release  on August 20 that they are increasing capacity from the current 2/3 seating to a 100% seating capacity and is expecting to meet riders’ needs based on current and near-term projected ridership levels.

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