Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit to stop at Steeles Avenue
BRAMPTON, ON: At a Special Council Meeting last night, Brampton City Council voted to terminate the Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit (HMLRT) project at Steeles Avenue.
A motion to support Metrolinx’s Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) approved route, with a minor routing amendment, was defeated six to five.
Following this decision, Council voted in favour of a separate motion that took the Main Street surface route north of the Etobicoke Creek through Downtown Brampton permanently off the table as an acceptable alignment. The motion also directed the Mayor and Council to engage senior levels of government to seek funding partners to implement a “Made in Brampton” higher order rapid transit plan.
Funded through a $1.6 billion commitment from the Province of Ontario, Metrolinx will proceed with the project and the HMLRT will run from Port Credit in Mississauga to Brampton Gateway Terminal at Steeles.
More than 400 people attended the six-hour meeting, which saw a record number of delegates address Council.
About Brampton: The ninth-largest city in Canada, Brampton celebrates a diverse population that represents people from 209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages. Brampton residents and visitors have access to state-of-the-art recreation facilities and one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada. Opened in 2007, Brampton Civic Hospital is part of the William Osler Health System, which is one of the largest community hospitals in Canada. For more information, visit www.brampton.ca or follow @CityBrampton on Twitter.
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