Issues: Light Rail

election-lrtIf a shaky provincial government hits the gas on big ticket transit projects, city politicians will finally have to decide if they’re aboard for light-rail in Hamilton.

Council supports-in-principle a $1-billion line from McMaster University to Eastgate Square — but it has also rejected most “revenue tools” pitched to pay for it. Mayor Bob Bratina has taken flak for refusing to push LRT and Councillor Russ Powers became the first councillor to officially bail on the project in June, citing cost concerns.

Watch: Will Ward 2’s Jason Farr and mayoral candidate Brian McHattie reap support or a bumpy ride for championing a bus-only lane to test LRT potential on King Street?

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