Westbound lanes of the LINC to be closed Friday night

This article, from May 26, contains information on an upcoming closure affecting the westbound lanes of the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway, going in to effect May 29 at 8 p.m.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Westbound lanes of the Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway will be closed for maintenance this coming Friday, May 29,  between the hours of 8 p.m. until 6 a.m.

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HSR Detours Impacting Mohawk College Bus Terminal

This article contains information regarding HSR detours due to a reconstruction project at the Mohawk College Terminal.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The HSR will be detouring a number of its routes due to a reconstruction project taking place at the Mohawk College Terminal, a hub for Ward 8 riders. The construction project started on Friday, May 15 and is expected to last until May 29.

Routes 20, 21, 33, and 35 will be detoured during this time. The HSR has provided communication for those effected, which you can read below.

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*Updated* Temporary Road Closure coming to Stone Church Road West

This article, originally posted on January 24, 2020, contains new updates as of April 28, 2020 to the temporary road closure on Stone Church Road West.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Originally on January 24, we informed you that upgrades to the current pumping station at the Garth Street/Stone Church Road Reservoir would be taking place starting February 3rd running until the end of April. The end date has now changed, with a re-opening date of May 31.

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Claremont Access: Overnight Closures

This article, from April 21, includes information about nightly closures affecting the Claremont Access between April 27 and April 30.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City is informing residents who may use the Claremont on a nightly basis that closures will be coming at the end of April.

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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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March 23: HSR asking customers to travel only if absolutely necessary and other updates from the City of Hamilton

The following article contains multiple department updates as of March 23, 2020 from the City of Hamilton concerning HSR essential service, waste collection, parking services, vulnerable citizens and playground closures.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton provided multiple updates today regarding HSR service, waste services, playground closures, supports for vulnerable citizens, and parking updates as it works towards putting more safety measures in place due to the spread of COVID-19 in Hamilton.

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Electric vehicle charging stations to be installed at City lots

This article contains information about the addition of electric charging stations across the City, with details provided via the Hamilton Community News dated March 23, 2020.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The City of Hamilton has committed to installing 20 new electric charging stations around the City, including a station planned for Ward 8, at city-run municipal lots.

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March 20: HSR and DARTS Service Update

This article includes service updates regarding the HSR and DARTS service from a March 20, 2020 press release.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

With the goal of keeping the public and its riders informed about new developments and service updates, the HSR and DARTS have provided information updates as of March 20, 2020 on fares, DARTS service, HSR schedule updates, and cleaning information.

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March 18: Hamilton Public Health confirms COVID-19 Case at a Long-term Care Facility

This article includes a press release from the City of Hamilton dated March 18, 2020 regarding a confirmed COVID-19 case at Heritage Green Nursing Home.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

This evening (March 18, 2020), the City of Hamilton has announced the first positive COVID-19 case involving a resident at a long-term facility, and the steps taken to address this new development.

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March 18: Loading HSR Buses Through Rear Doors

This article has a press release from the City of Hamilton regarding service changes to the HSR until at least April 5th, as well as information about fares and Saturday service.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The Hamilton Street Railway announced new safety measures today (March 18, 2020) that will impact riders and transit operators tentatively between March 19 until at least April 5, 2020.

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