Mayor Fred Eisenberger is promising that he “will work to ensure” Hamilton’s public transit agency, the Hamilton Street Railway, provides service to major events starting this summer.
This follows City Hall failing to plan for the Dundas Victoria Day fireworks by not providing HSR service.
Twitter user Bradley Vinette brought this to the City’s attention on May 15, without response. On May 18, he tweeted again, with the City responding they would not be providing service, except for an hourly regular service.
After HSR riders called out this position, City Hall scrambled and announced at the last minute that bus service will be provided.
Mayor Eisenberger promised a review of how HSR handles special events in 2006 when City Hall was caught by surprise by a New Year’s Eve which occurred on a Sunday.