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Ontario Government pulls the plug on Light Rail Transit in Hamilton

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The Ontario Government announced that they are pulling the plug on Light Rail Transit in Hamilton.

Today, the Government of Ontario announced the cancellation of the procurement for the Hamilton LRT project.

Infrastructure Ontario has notified the Proponent teams who were bidding on the project. As per the Break Fee policy outlined in the Request for Proposals, teams will receive a stipend according to their involvement in the procurement process. IO and Metrolinx will be meeting with teams in the coming days to discuss next steps.

Over the coming weeks, the Province will work with the City to determine alternative opportunities to deliver on its $1 billion funding commitment to ensure the City gets the transportation infrastructure that it needs.

RELEASE: New 16 km Rapid Transit line planned to connect the Waterfront with Hamilton Airport

Ontario is moving forward with planning for a proposed 16 km Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that would connect the Hamilton waterfront to Hamilton International Airport, making it easier for people to travel across the city.

Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca was joined by Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger today to announce the proposed line, which would also connect to the Hamilton Street Railway, the future Hamilton Light Rail Transit (LRT) line, GO Transit buses, and the Hamilton GO Centre and West Harbour GO stations. Connections to key destinations such as Mohawk College, St. Joseph’s Healthcare, and the West Harbour area will also be explored during the planning phase, and details such as the number of stops will be determined through further study by Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton.

Ontario Investing Up to $1 Billion for Light Rail Transit in Hamilton

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Ontario will provide up to $1 billion to build a new light rail transit (LRT) line in Hamilton as part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history.

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the funding today while in Hamilton. The province will cover 100 per cent of the capital costs of building the LRT, which will help grow the economy, reduce travel times and connect people to jobs and to other transit systems.

BLAST Network – The Map

I like maps.

As a kid I used to sit and stare at the 1989 HSR System Map to no end, even though as a kid I rarely had much chance to ride the bus. Since then collecting bus maps been something of a hobby. Not only have I collected every published edition of the HSR system maps since then as well but I have collected bus maps from several other regions as well.

I recently wondered what the Hamilton rapid transit system map would look like if it were done like a modern rapid transit map. Picture the TTC subway map or the London Underground map.