Better roads, not light rail transit
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