City to offer free transit for children 12 and under

This article, from October 4, has information on the City’s plan to have riders aged 12 and under ride for free on the HSR.

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The City will be offering free HSR bus rides to children 12 and under starting this November.

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Upper James Street to get floral planters for pedestrian-friendly roadway project

This article, from September 21, contains more information on the introduction of floral planters along the northern portion of Upper James St.

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As mentioned in the last newsletter, Upper James Street will be installing floral planters for a more pedestrian-friendly roadway.

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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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$200M allocated to Hamilton Transit System

This post, from July 23, has information on the federal government’s announcement of an additional $200m towards Hamilton transit.

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Minister of Infrastructure Catherine McKenna announced that the Federal government is infusing $200M into Hamilton’s public transit system, including Ward 8’s A-Line (Upper James corridor).

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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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Hamilton to green its fleet over next 4 years

This article, from June 3, has information on a recent proposal from staff to “green” Hamilton’s fleet of vehicles.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Staff recently presented a “green-fleet” plan for the City of Hamilton’s 1,300 vehicles, which would significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and save $1.145 million in fuel and maintenance costs.

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Mohawk College Terminal to be closed for one week

This article, from May 25, has information on upcoming HSR detours affected lines 20, 21, 33, and 35.

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The HSR is informing transit riders who utilize the Mohawk College Terminal while on their trip may experience slight delays due to detours starting May 31. The lines affected are routes 20, 21, 33, and 35.

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Making the Connection: Women in Transit Virtual Information Session

This article, from May 4, has information on “Making the Connection: Women in Transit”, a virtual information session for women who may want to explore a career as an HSR operator.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

The HSR will soon be looking to recruit new bus operators to join its team. With a focus on women, who remain under-represented in the industry, the HSR will be hosting a special virtual information session to encourage more women to consider a career in transit.

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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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