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Park-and-Ride Moving Forward

Public Works staff are moving forward with their plans to build a park-and-ride facility at the Mountain Regional Transit Centre on Hamilton Mountain and will bring forward a report to committee on Tuesday with information related to the removal and replanting of trees on the property.

Once approved staff can continue work on the project which is expected to go to tender and start construction before the end of the year.

The Public Works Committee and City Council approved a plan last November to begin designs on a park-and-ride facility at 2200 Upper James St which would provide 72 parking spaces and several bus platforms outside the Mountain Regional Transit Centre, allowing commuters the ability to park their cars at the facility and take transit into the city. Users would have access to the downtown via 20 A-LINE EXPRESS and 27 UPPER JAMES.

The same concept has been in use by GO Transit for a number of years as the regional transit service has multiple Park-and-Ride facilities around southern Ontario, including one in Hamilton at Barton and Nash. That spot is served by the 12 BURLINGTON-NIAGARA FALLS bus.