A puzzling LRT development
RE: HSR operation of LRT
I find it puzzling that months after the closing of the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking qualified companies to design, build, finance, operate and maintain our LRT system, that only now is there a campaign to involve the HSR in its operation and maintenance, and that some councillors are actually supporting this.
I’m sure the Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents HSR workers, will be able to represent LRT workers similarly, so any talk that this is union-busting is entirely misleading. As for council, if they wanted to run the LRT then perhaps they should have invested some local dollars in the system rather than allowing the province to carry the whole cost and run the whole show. If council wants a chance to run a transit system properly, it should concentrate on the HSR which it has largely neglected for decades. Dan Jelly, Hamilton