This following information is being shared, with the kind permission of Chris Murray, City Manager. It is an email from Chris to Hamiltonian staff, responding to our request to learn more about the communication between Metrolinx and the city. In his response, Chris shared with us what he wrote to council, after his dialogue with Mr. McCuaig.
The following was sent by me to Council after dialogue with
Good afternoon Mayor Bratina and members of
The following captures Bruce McCuaig, CEO of Metrolinx response
to the LRT capital funding question you directed me to ask at the end of our
Metrolinx strongly encourages the City of Hamilton to
finish the planning, design and engineering studies it has initiated in support
of the decision making process for rapid transit. The timeline for receiving the
City's work is 2012.
Bruce confirmed its premature to comment on capital
cost responsibility until the aforementioned is complete. Furthermore the
timing of this request does not allow for a government response given we are in
the midst of a provincial election.
The timeline for decision making is
dependent on the completion of the planning, design and engineering work, and
its review by City Council, the Metrolinx Board and the Provincial
I trust this is helpful.