Do you support improved public transit in Hamilton? If so, what changes do you propose? If not, why not?

Responses to the question: "Do you support improved public transit in Hamilton? If so, what changes do you propose? If not, why not? "

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5 Candidate Responses (top)

Ward 07
CandidateBrief ResponseFull Response
Benson, Steve Yes Improving any type of service must the goal for City Council. HSR needs more money to operate to its full potential. HSR drivers are also asked to work under less than healthy conditions which needs to be addressed. Removing Area Rating will assist in creating more revenue which is needed to supply better service, purchase more busses, and help in providing more adequate working conditions for drivers, such as breaks required by law. We also need to look at the number of management vs drivers. Are we spending our current dollars for maximum results?
Kazubek, Joseph Yes Hamilton transit is struggling to keep up with the need Of the city, I don't feel that the LRT will alleviate or help with the issue, we need to invest into the transit system and work with the unions to improve service.

We also need to invest into transit for seniors, the more support were able to offer to them, the longer they are able to stay at home and live independently, which will only enhance their lives.
MacIntyre, Dan Yes Yes. Express service running along Fennell Avenue, Mohawk Road and Stone Church Road are promises in my platform. I will also fight to secure a GO bus terminal at Limeridge Mall.
McMullen, Geraldine Yes Citizens are appealing for better service, and Hamilton is expanding at a rapid pace. We need to move forward, and I will hold Council to their obligation to follow through on an enhanced transit plan.

If we are to improve our deficiencies we need to increase our resources.

We are not keeping pace with the growth; we also need to immediately ensure that the funding designated for the third year be allocated and that the option of abandoning area rating be proposed and use the area rating money to expand transit service.
Pauls, Esther Yes Yes. I think it would be better to create hubs that are connected especially between the mountain downtown and other neighbourhood communities.

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6 Candidates Have Not Responded (top)

Ward 07
Clarke, Steve
Clowater, Kristopher
Dirani, Adam
Grice-Uggenti, Karen
McColl, Jim
Schneider, Roland