Hamilton City Council GIC for November 10, 2017

Hamilton City Councillors debated the 2018 public transit HSR capital budget. Much of the debate centred around the ongoing transit crisis, the use of the late 1980s custom build transit garage at 330 Wentworth Street North as a public works yard and office, and if it be more cost effective to return to using this garage for transit than building another transit garage.

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Transit Crisis Band-Aid – What New HSR Hires Mean

it will likely be at least two months before passengers will see any impact – it’s probably going to get worse before it gets better.

Even with 14 new operators scheduled to driving buses in December, this will only end the HSR’s death spiral – backfilling retirements and operators who burn out.

Hamilton City Council General Issues Committee for November 1, 2017

Hamilton City Council, only two weeks after praising HSR upper managers for their great work, held a special debate on the ongoing crisis at the HSR which is seeing dozens of buses not operating each day as a temporary hiring freeze imposed by Council have resulted in an operator shortage.

City of Hamilton PEDtalk on Tall Buildings Featuring Ken Greenberg and Steve Robichaud

Renowned planner and urban designer Ken Greenberg discussed urban design and community planning for higher density development and integration of tall buildings into Hamilton’s Downtown and other neighbourhoods across the City.

Hamilton’s Chief Planning, and Director of the City’s Planning Division, Steve Robichaud spoke about the City’s new Tall Building Guidelines and Downtown Secondary Plan.