Bet­ter roads, not light rail tran­sit

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -


I at­tended an LRT in­for­ma­tion up­date at the McMaster In­no­va­tion Cen­tre and in my opin­ion, this will be a big­ger dis­as­ter than the sink­ing of the Ti­tanic.

If and when com­pleted, it will be just like driv­ing in a maze. You will not be able to drive across the train tracks at ev­ery in­ter­sec­tion. When I in­quired about lights and bells and gates (like reg­u­lar rail cross­ings) I was told there would not be any! I can just imag­ine one of Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau’s pot heads run­ning a red light and crash­ing into the train! What hap­pens if there is an ac­ci­dent, the train can­not get around it like a bus might? What about a power out­age? With rid­er­ship de­creas­ing al­ready, what hap­pens with the in­creas­ing num­bers of el­derly who will not be able to carry their gro­ceries to the pickup spots? Rid­er­ship is de­creas­ing be­cause of the ter­ri­ble con­di­tions of the roads the buses. For­get the LRT and fix the roads in­stead. Robert G. Kirsch, Hamil­ton

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