Bonus question: If LRT goes ahead, what will you do to ensure Hamilton receives the maximum benefit?

Responses to the question: "Bonus question: If LRT goes ahead, what will you do to ensure Hamilton receives the maximum benefit?"

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CandidateBrief ResponseFull Response
Davis, Jim Yes I would change the route. The fastest way from point A to point B is a straight line. My vision of LRT is straight down Main St. from Mac to Gage Ave. It is wide enough to support it and with little retail business on Main St. as opposed to King, less chances of losing businesses during construction. At Gage it would elevate so from Ottawa to the Linc it would be overhead. This now allows for street space to remain the same and gives Hamilton a new look for movie shoots as we can now become Chicago. We can continue it from the Linc to Jones road on the street as it is wide enough. At Jones Rd there is a vacant lot for a turnabout and HSR can take passengers to city limits, eliminating Trans cab. By stopping at Eastgate, we shorten the full potential of LRT linking our extended city. By traveling in a straight line, we save on material and allow to extend the track. With a more common sense route and less money being spent on property would sell Metrolinx and the Province on this route.
Eisenberger, Fred Yes LRT is a transit project but it is different in Hamilton as compared to Toronto because it is equally important as a city-building initiative. If LRT goes ahead, as I fully expect it will, it will build our community and help us get ready as our population swells to 750,000 over the next 20 years so we don’t make the mistake Toronto made which was to put off building transit resulting in the gridlock they have now as a daily reality.
Gomes, Carlos No
Graydon, Edward HC N/A No response provided
Pattison, Michael Yes If construction consortiums and land owners commit to the building within the construction timetable of LRT, then they should be rewarded through incentives and/or reduced permit fees. I am hoping to showcase to Hamilton that when you get everyone on the same page, things can happen. My goal is to end the divisiveness that our city has faced going on 14 years now, and truly create a unified city that has vision and is ready for the future.
Schmid-Jones, Ute Yes Once we build it, we can celebrate it. The city can showcase a project like the LRT as a sign that we are moving forward and evolving with the times. One of the ideas I have had would be to create a local lottery to help raise funds to alleviate local poverty with the prizes being things like dinner and a show at one of Hamilton's great independent restaurants and one of our theatres, with LRT tickets to get there. That sort of thing could make a small difference financially while also showcasing the best Hamilton has to offer, promoting local businesses as well, and might help to present the LRT as yet another great thing about Hamilton. More than anything else, however, what the city needs to get the most benefit out of the LRT is also having a strong HSR that is equally good at getting passengers to or from the LRT to everywhere in the city that isn't on the east/west or north/south lines.
Sgro, Vito N/A Please use our website vitosgroformayor.ca as the the answer to the provided questions.
Tavares, Ricky N/A How much are you going to pay me ? $100 and I will communicate with you at your basic level. Otherwise you are useless to me and Hamilton.
Wozny, Mark No Money would ne better spent on other infrastructure projects.
Yan, Nathalie Xian Yi Yes If LRT is successful although I am personally oppose to it I will do my best as the elected representative of the city to encourage the provincial government to support full funding and make the project in the best interest of Hamiltonians

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4 Candidates Have Not Responded (top)

Geissler, Henry
May, Todd
Rusich, George
Ryerson, Phil