On the heels of The Hamiltonian and our readers expressing a sense of disappointment as to Mayor Eisenberger's and Clr. Whitehead's refusal to engage and respond to questions we posed to them re: LRT, (see them here) they have issued a joint statement which is written below. We appreciate receiving this statement, which addresses some of the questions.
Working Together for Better Transit
"It is true that Councillor Whitehead and I have disagreed, at times, on the implementation of Light Rail Transit LRT in the City. Nevertheless, we have long been committed to working together for the betterment of our transit system in Hamilton. We both agree on the fundamental importance of an improved HSR to the economic and social wellbeing of our city. We recognize the tremendous spur to economic development a strong transit system represents to the city. We both agree on the environmental benefits derived from increased use of our city’s transit system. All in all, there is far more that we agree on then disagree in our vision for a modern, efficient and accessible transit system for the City of Hamilton."
Mayor Fred Eisenberger
Councillor Terry Whitehead