On March 21st, 2017, Hamilton Health Sciences joined many of our community partners in a showing of formal support for the porposed transit system. You can read that letter to Mayor Eisenberger and Members of City Council here.
Hamilton Health Sciences' Executive Leadership Team was pleased to receive a presentation on the planning progress for Hamilton's light rail transit (LRT) planning project.
In May 2015 the Provincial Government announced that it would fully fund the development of a LRT system in Hamilton as part of the Province of Ontario’s Moving Ontario Forward plan to expand and integrate transit & transportation services across the province.
The Hamilton LRT project is intended to be operational by 2024 and will enhance mobility across Hamilton’s lower city, running West-East from McMaster University to the Queenston Traffic Circle and north to the West Harbour. The LRT will run on a dedicated track, with connections to Hamilton Street Railway and GO Transit services.
“Hamilton Health Sciences supports active and sustainable transportation as integral elements of a healthy community,” says Rob MacIsaac, president & CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). “We’re committed to working with the City of Hamilton on this and other elements of the City’s transit plan to improve accessibility to HHS sites and services for our workforce and our patients.”
To learn more about LRT in Hamilton and to provide your input, visit https://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/priority-projects/light-rail-transit-lrt.