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||Yes, I can't wait to "Ride the Tiger"! LRT will ultimately be a beneficial piece of infrastructure all Hamiltonians can be proud of. It will not only move more people for less money over its lifespan, but it will move us up on the world stage and attract more residents and jobs to the city. We will also leverage the provincial investment to complete some much needed infrastructure improvements below the pavement that we would otherwise have to pay for from our own property taxes. LRT is a win for all of us and worth our support.
||I think LRT is premature however I was able to leverage a vote to improve on the plan to end the line at the Queenston traffic circle and had it extended to Eastgate ( original plan) which provides a direct north south link to the mountain. This improves the viability of the line and mitigates the financial risk to the tax payers of this community.
||At this point it would be pure foolishness to not move forward. Not only would we be losing a billion dollar investment but the taxpayers would be on the hook for all the money spend on studies and work done to bring it to this point, not to mention the over 100 million spent on acquiring land for it. And the loss of severely needed infrastructure along the route where we could install the power producing water pipelines making Hamilton an even greener city.