Stoney Creek’s three councillors were in unison in their opposition to the proposed $1 billion light rail transit project’s environmental assessment.
Even with the province informing the city at the last minute that it would consider extending the LRT the extra three kilometres from Queenston Circle to Eastgate Square, councillors Brenda Johnson, Maria Pearson and Doug Conley were unmoved.
In a letter to council, Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca stated the province would help to mitigate the cost of the extension, but it would be within the $1 billion capital fund the province provided to the city in 2015. It is not clear how much the extension would cost, but estimates have been around $180 million. It also meant, though, that the proposed bus rapid transit system from the waterfront to the Hamilton airport the province announced when it killed the James Street spur line was scrapped.