December 18 2019
HAMILTON, ON - Further to Monday’s cancellation by the Minister of Transportation of Hamilton’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, Mayor Fred Eisenberger is releasing the Province’s internal benchmarking estimates provided to the City of Hamilton on September 26, 2019.
“On behalf of Council, I am sharing the LRT cost estimates provided to the City by the Province. This information was not shared with Council and the community upon receipt as doing so would have compromised the request for proposal (RFP) process which was ongoing at that time. The City received confirmation today that the RFP process has been ended by the Province. With the removal of any obligation to respect the integrity of a public procurement process, there is no reason for these documents to not be made public.”
- Mayor Fred Eisenberger
During this meeting, the Province committed to providing detailed assumptions and costing methodology for the Hamilton LRT project to the City. This commitment was not met. The attached information was provided to staff late last Thursday, December 12, 2019.