Comment 5121

By Archy (anonymous) | Posted February 05, 2007 at 00:54:43

Hamilton Airport has the opportunity to grow considerably into an area of employment for the city. It currently employs over 1700+ people and soon to employ more with the addition of Flyglobespan. What is essential with this opportunity is to make the airport a sustainable investment for the city and for Southern Ontario. Building sustainable transportation links using rail and BRT can potentially create the synergy needed to link this new development area with downtown and with the port. The city needs to put emphasis onto multiple areas to make employment growth possible in Hamilton (while continuing to execute a strategy for developing the port’s brownfields). The airport has become a premier cargo port and should expand this feature to benefit Southern Ontario. Perhaps Hamilton has the opportunity to build Canada's first major 'green' airport development. Bristol airport in the UK is using biodiesel and energy efficient facilities to reduce reliance on fossil fuel. If airport development is to occur in Hamilton is should be carefully executed, progressive, and linked in a sustainable way to the GTAH. Check out their website and masterplan.

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