Ontario Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney issued the following statement regarding the Hamilton Transportation Task Force Report:
“I am pleased that we are one step closer to ensuring that the province’s commitment of $1 billion in capital funding is invested in realistic and affordable transportation projects in Hamilton.
The Task Force has recommended a list of proposed projects that will improve access to the transportation network, reduce congestion, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
In order to determine which of these projects will best serve the needs of Hamilton, the Task Force has also recommended further analysis. To this end, I am asking Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario to conduct a technical review of the project options contained in the report.
In the interest of full transparency, I am also releasing the report to stakeholders and the public.
I would like to thank Chair Tony Valeri and the members of the Hamilton Transportation Task Force, Richard J. Brennan, Anthony V. Primerano, Dr. Saiedeh Razavi and Janette Smith, for their recommendations on transportation options for the City of Hamilton.
Our government remains committed to ensuring that the City of Hamilton gets the transit and transportation infrastructure it needs and deserves in order to connect people to places and jobs and ensure a seamless transit experience.”
On January 23, 2020, the Ontario government announced the membership of the Hamilton Transportation Task Force. Its mandate was to provide the Minister of Transportation with analysis and advice on potential transportation projects that will respond to Hamilton’s socio-economic needs.