LRT is back on the table in Hamilton — but depends on the feds, province says | CBC News
The province is reviving Hamilton’s light-rail transit system (LRT) with a renewed $1 billion commitment to get the project going again — but it’ll be drastically reduced, and is contingent on the feds stepping up too.
The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) will announce Tuesday afternoon that it’s willing to spend $1 billion on the cost of capital construction for the system, which would run alternately down King and Main streets.
But the federal government still has to commit $1.5 billion to the project, which would take it from McMaster University to Gage Park.
“It’s going to take all levels of government to make a meaningful Hamilton LRT project a reality,” Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney said in a statement. “Everyone is going to need to pitch in.”