Council votes in favour of signing LRT Agreement

This post, from September 9, has information of Council’s decision to sign the LRT agreement with the province and Metrolinx.

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Hamilton is one step closer to breaking ground on the long-awaited Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, as council voted in favour of signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with both Metrolinx and the province.

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LRT deal is as good as Hamilton could get

This article was originally published in the June 13 digital edition of the Hamilton Spectator.

The following is an article written by Councillor John-Paul Danko, originally published for the Hamilton Spectator’s June 13 issue.

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Federal and Provincial Governments to invest in Hamilton Transit

This article, from May 16, has information on the Federal and Provincial governments committing a combined $3.4 billion for Hamilton’s LRT project.

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News broke last week that the provincial and federal governments have pledged to commit a combined $3.4 billion towards the cost of building the full length of Hamilton’s Light Rail Transit, making this the biggest investment in Hamilton transit history and a transformative investment in the city itself.

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Province urging Feds to aid in funding LRT

This article, from February 10, has details about the Province urging the Federal Government in helping to fund Hamilton’s LRT.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With news that the Federal Government is pledging almost $15 billion dollars over the next 5 years on transit across the country, the Province has identified Hamilton’s LRT project as one of 5 provincial initiatives that are “shovel ready” for that funding.

The statement from the province comes on the heels of the technical analysis of the Hamilton Transportation Task Force Report, which was released to the public this past week. The original Task Force Report, issued last April without the analysis, also recommended LRT for the city.

With the province declaring that it is still committed to its $1 billion dollar commitment to the LRT project and in light of many recent developments, Councillor Danko was invited onto the Scott Radley Show to discuss this topic further.

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Local Higher Order Rapid Transit Recommended by Hamilton Transportation Task Force

The Hamilton Transportation Task Force has recommended local higher-order transit as its top priority for Hamilton.

The Task Force published its full report on April 9th.

This article contains a brief review and discussion of the Task Force’s recommendations.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

On April 9th, 2020 the Province of Ontario publicly released the Hamilton Transportation Task Force report and recommendations – a full copy of the report is available here.

Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement regarding the Hamilton Transportation Task Force Report:

“I am pleased that we are one step closer to ensuring that the province’s commitment of $1 billion in capital funding is invested in realistic and affordable transportation projects in Hamilton.

The Task Force has recommended a list of proposed projects that will improve access to the transportation network, reduce congestion, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.

In order to determine which of these projects will best serve the needs of Hamilton, the Task Force has also recommended further analysis.

To this end, I am asking Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario to conduct a technical review of the project options contained in the report.

In the interest of full transparency, I am also releasing the report to stakeholders and the public.

Caroline Mulroney, Ontario Minister of Transportation

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Do the Math: LRT vs Tax! (video)

EVENT VIDEO! On February 11, Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko, Ward 1 Councillor Maureen Wilson and Ward 3 Councillor Nrinder Nann hosted Joe Minicozzi, one of the world’s most respected urban planners to talk about cities, community wealth, economics, and what it means to you!

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Electric Buses Will Not Replace LRT

With the cancellation of LRT and the Province’s offer to invest one billion dollars towards transportation in Hamilton, there has been increased discussion about electric buses as an alternative to rapid transit.
While I support a transition to an electric HSR bus fleet as a possible mitigation measure to help meet Hamilton’s Climate Change goals – it is important to note that electric buses on their own will not replace LRT.

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Join us on February 11th for Do the Math!

What does math have to do with how and where cities develop? What does this have to do with the city’s budget and your property taxes? It has EVERYTHING to do with them!

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What does math have to do with how and where cities develop? What does this have to do with the city’s budget and your property taxes? It has EVERYTHING to do with them!

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Hamilton Transportation Task Force Update

Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney recently announced the naming of the Hamilton Transportation Task Force.

The Task Force will provide recommendations to the government on how the $1 billion dollars originally slated for LRT development will be used after the cancellation of the project by Minister Mulroney.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney recently announced the naming of the Hamilton Transportation Task Force.

The Task Force will provide recommendations to the government on how the $1 billion dollars originally slated for LRT development will be used after the cancellation of the project by Minister Mulroney.

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Provincial commitment to LRT was $3.7 billion dollars

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

New Metrolinx documents which have recently come to light, have shed new information on the cancelled Hamilton LRT system.

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