As the Mayor continues to double down on LRT, doing his best to convey the value of going forward, the question remains whether his colleagues are convinced.
No doubt, the project is large and complex and presents inherent risks, which is true for any such large scale project.
Some have proposed that the LRT solution is a solution that gets at our ailing infrastructure, and while that argument may be relevant, it may put the transit component of LRT in a secondary light. Does that add or detract from the value of LRT as a transit remedy; you decide.
Facing death by delay, Wednesday's vote will be very telling. With 30 million dollars already spent, will council see Wednesday as an opportunity to curtail the spending on a project that is not right for Hamilton, or will it invest in LRT as the right solution for Hamilton?
One thing for certain, this moment will require the wisdom of Solomon.
Update: The Spec is reporting that the results of the city wide survey reveal that 55% of decided respondents, are against the project. See full article here.