A wel­come plan for LRT

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Coun. Green pushes for new LRT deal for HSR (June 5)

Thank you, Coun. Green, for of­fer­ing some hope to peo­ple op­posed to the LRT. Per­haps if we have to have it and it’s run by HSR in­stead, it will re­main (semi) ac­ces­si­ble and out­right af­ford­able to ev­ery­one.

If it’s run by Metrolinx, in con­trast, they’ll prob­a­bly want to jack up fares, mak­ing it harder for peo­ple to af­ford nec­es­sary travel to get where they’re go­ing. Ob­vi­ously, no mat­ter who winds up op­er­at­ing the ve­hi­cles, they won’t be as ac­ces­si­ble to peo­ple with phys­i­cal dif­fi­cul­ties since they won’t have floors you can lower and there will be longer dis­tances be­tween stops (which will af­fect ev­ery­one since we won’t have many places to wait when the weather’s dras­tic).

May your propo­si­tion meet suc­cess, Mr. Green. Any­thing that can, even slightly, ease the agony of our tran­si­tion to LRT (if we ab­so­lutely have to have it) is very wel­come. Amy Soule, Hamil­ton

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