Light Rail Transit Sub-Committee

About the committee

  • Reviews, provides input and approves reports brought forward from the LRT Office.
  • Provides input and guidance to the project team on significant issues and decisions.
  • Engages the broader community on a regular basis throughout the design, planning and construction process of the LRT. 

Committee type: Sub-Committee
Reports to: General Issues Committee
Meeting schedule: As determined by the Chair.

On May 26, 2015, the Government of Ontario announced a $1B investment for light rail transit (LRT) in the City of Hamilton. The B-Line route for the LRT would be from McMaster University to Queenston Circle, with another line connecting the West Harbour GO Station. A pedestrian walkway would connect passengers to the Hamilton GO Centre.

Council at its meeting of May 27, 2015 passed a Motion brought by Councillor Merulla, Item 7.5 respecting Fostering the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project that required the following:

a) That the City Manager be directed to report back on creating an office to facilitate the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, working closely with Metrolinx;

b) That a Light Rail Transit (LRT) Sub-Committee of Council be struck; and

c) That the affected Councillors along the B-Line corridor be asked to participate on the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Sub-Committee.

Voting and Attendance: A quorum for the purposes of voting shall be 50% plus one (1) of the Sub-Committee members. 

Alicia Davenport, Legislative Coordinator
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 2729
Email: alicia.davenport@hamilton.ca

Committee membership 2014 - 2018

  • Councillor A. Johnson, Chair
  • Councillor J. Farr, Vice Chair
  • Mayor Eisenberger
  • Councillor M. Green
  • Councillor S. Merulla
  • Councillor T. Whitehead
  • Councillor L. Ferguson

Other representatives of the community - key stakeholders, will be asked to attend as advisors to the Sub-committee. These can include, but are not limited to the:

  • Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
  • BIA’s
  • Hamilton-Halton Home Builders Association
  • institutional and business partners