Recently, Hamilton resident Nicholas Kevlahan had an occasion to chat with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne about transit in Hamilton. He was surprised and taken aback when Premier Wynne asked, "Has Hamilton decided whether they want BRT or LRT?"
I would like to extend my appreciation that Wynne would take the time to converse with a constituent on such personal level. It is reassuring to know that such conversations still take place and that important and revealing questions can be entertained.
I am a transplanted Vancouverite who lived there pre-rail transit and post-rail transit. I have seen and lived the benefit that a core link offers a city and all of its surrounding communities.
Vancouver's first light rail line in the 1980s was savagely opposed by groups that touted the same collections of baseless aphorisms that are used to oppose Hamilton's light rail in 2010s. I have heard all these hollow complaints before.
I ask Premier Wynne: please support our move for this essential piece of our total transit plan, the LRT B-line. Not B for bus.
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