REGISTER VIA ZOOM LINK BELOW!
Join members of the Hamilton Transit Riders Union steering committee and listen to some of our key focuses for public transit in Hamilton, and what we want to plan as we get ready for the HSR to unveil their new bus network!
Short presentations will be made by steering committee members Ian Borsuk, Don McLean, and Karl Andrus – along with a presentation by Sam Hersh from ATU Canada. These presentations will be followed by an open discussion by attendees to talk about Hamilton’s public transit. This will be the first of our ongoing bimonthly forums.
Please note, the Zoom call for this meeting is hosted by Environment Hamilton. The HTRU has been supported by Environment Hamilton, Hamilton District Labour Council, and ATU 107.
At this January 21st meeting the HSR director will be presenting on the HSR budget for 2021. Tune in to learn about the hardships the HSR has been through in the pandemic, and how Council plans to respond – tune in via YouTube live starting at 9:30am at: https://www.youtube.com/user/InsideCityofHamilton
In preparation for Public Delegation Day, January 27th and 30th, for the 2021 Hamilton budget a coalition of allied organizations under the banner of a Just Recovery for Hamilton will be hosting delegation workshops. Learn how to register to talk to Council, or submit a prerecorded video, and demand HSR funding be maintained! Registration is free but required: (link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1071238556709008)
February 8th: Public Delegation Day! This is the one day residents of Hamilton are able to delegate to City Council to comment on the municipal budget and to convey their priorities. To register, go to: https://www.hamilton.ca/council-committee/council-committee-meetings/request-speak-committee-council To learn more about delegating and for advice, attend one of the workshops on the 27th and 30th, or email Ian from Environment Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org
The inaugural AGM of the Hamilton Transit Riders’ Union will be held on:
Saturday, June 2nd
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hamilton Public Library
Details to follow.
Even the bus drivers won’t drive some stretches of Hamilton road, so pockmarked are they, especially one of the city’s busiest streets, Main West, by the McMaster hospital.
Source: Opinion | It’s potholes vs. buses this winter in Hamilton, and potholes are winning | TheSpec.com
“We are considering public transport free of charge in order to reduce the number of private cars,” three ministers including the environment minister, Barbara Hendricks, wrote to EU environment commissioner Karmenu Vella in the letter seen by AFP Tuesday.
Source: German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution | World news | The Guardian
There are 212,230 commuters in the Hamilton Census Subdivision (CSD) which encompasses the city of Hamilton. Of that total, nearly 70 percent work in the City of Hamilton (Table 1).
Source: Who’s a Bedroom Community? | Civicplan | Planning Engagement Research
… congestion on GTA highways — a problem that is costing the average household $125 a year, according to a report from the Toronto Region Board of Trade …
Source: Traffic congestion costs average GTA household $125 a year, report says | TheSpec.com
About 35 residents of the Durand neighbourhood gathered at the crosswalk at Queen and Herkimer streets Monday morning holding signs appealing to drivers on Queen to slow down.
Source: Queen South neighbours appeal to drivers: Slow down! | TheSpec.com