Mountain councillor looks to province for GO bus service for Linc

News Dec 10, 2015 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

In an attempt to reduce congestion along the Lincoln Alexander Parkway and Highway 403, Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead wants the province to look at establishing GO bus service on the mountain.

“There is an opportunity for the service for the area,” said Whitehead. “Highway 403 is horrendous in the morning.”

Whitehead introduced his motion at the Dec. 9 council meeting.

He said having GO bus service would transport commuters living on the Mountain to their jobs in Burlington and the Greater Toronto Area, and would hopefully reduce some of the congestion that has become endemic to the highways during peak morning and late afternoon periods.

Whitehead said he would like one of the GO bus locations to be situated around the airport employment growth lands.

The Ward 8 councillor said area transit service, especially to Binbrook and Mount Hope which are experiencing massive growth, “isn’t great” so GO bus service would help to service those areas as well.

“This is something the province could look at,” he said.

But Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson sardonically chuckled at Whitehead’s appeal to the province.

He has been over the years asking the province for help to alleviate the chronic backups along Highway 403 that has caused many collisions along the highway, especially in the area of Golf Links Road, while adding traffic congestion in downtown Ancaster.

“Good luck, I’ve been asking the province to do something about the congestion for years,” he said.

Provincial studies have recommended widening both Highway 403 and the QEW to ease congestion, but an environmental assessment is needed and it’s not included in the Transportation ministry’s five-year plan.

Ferguson has also been frustrated at the province’s decision to hold up the westbound on-ramp at Mohawk Road from Highway 403, a priority the councillor has been fighting for over the years.

Both issues were again presented to the Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca during a recent meeting held with a contingent of Hamilton politicians and staff who visited Queen’s Park.

Meanwhile, council also supported Flamborough councillor Judi Partridge’s motion to introduce GO bus service to her Waterdown area.

Mountain councillor looks to province for GO bus service for Linc

News Dec 10, 2015 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

In an attempt to reduce congestion along the Lincoln Alexander Parkway and Highway 403, Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead wants the province to look at establishing GO bus service on the mountain.

“There is an opportunity for the service for the area,” said Whitehead. “Highway 403 is horrendous in the morning.”

Whitehead introduced his motion at the Dec. 9 council meeting.

He said having GO bus service would transport commuters living on the Mountain to their jobs in Burlington and the Greater Toronto Area, and would hopefully reduce some of the congestion that has become endemic to the highways during peak morning and late afternoon periods.

Whitehead said he would like one of the GO bus locations to be situated around the airport employment growth lands.

The Ward 8 councillor said area transit service, especially to Binbrook and Mount Hope which are experiencing massive growth, “isn’t great” so GO bus service would help to service those areas as well.

“This is something the province could look at,” he said.

But Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson sardonically chuckled at Whitehead’s appeal to the province.

He has been over the years asking the province for help to alleviate the chronic backups along Highway 403 that has caused many collisions along the highway, especially in the area of Golf Links Road, while adding traffic congestion in downtown Ancaster.

“Good luck, I’ve been asking the province to do something about the congestion for years,” he said.

Provincial studies have recommended widening both Highway 403 and the QEW to ease congestion, but an environmental assessment is needed and it’s not included in the Transportation ministry’s five-year plan.

Ferguson has also been frustrated at the province’s decision to hold up the westbound on-ramp at Mohawk Road from Highway 403, a priority the councillor has been fighting for over the years.

Both issues were again presented to the Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca during a recent meeting held with a contingent of Hamilton politicians and staff who visited Queen’s Park.

Meanwhile, council also supported Flamborough councillor Judi Partridge’s motion to introduce GO bus service to her Waterdown area.

Mountain councillor looks to province for GO bus service for Linc

News Dec 10, 2015 by Kevin Werner Hamilton Mountain News

In an attempt to reduce congestion along the Lincoln Alexander Parkway and Highway 403, Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead wants the province to look at establishing GO bus service on the mountain.

“There is an opportunity for the service for the area,” said Whitehead. “Highway 403 is horrendous in the morning.”

Whitehead introduced his motion at the Dec. 9 council meeting.

He said having GO bus service would transport commuters living on the Mountain to their jobs in Burlington and the Greater Toronto Area, and would hopefully reduce some of the congestion that has become endemic to the highways during peak morning and late afternoon periods.

Whitehead said he would like one of the GO bus locations to be situated around the airport employment growth lands.

The Ward 8 councillor said area transit service, especially to Binbrook and Mount Hope which are experiencing massive growth, “isn’t great” so GO bus service would help to service those areas as well.

“This is something the province could look at,” he said.

But Ancaster councillor Lloyd Ferguson sardonically chuckled at Whitehead’s appeal to the province.

He has been over the years asking the province for help to alleviate the chronic backups along Highway 403 that has caused many collisions along the highway, especially in the area of Golf Links Road, while adding traffic congestion in downtown Ancaster.

“Good luck, I’ve been asking the province to do something about the congestion for years,” he said.

Provincial studies have recommended widening both Highway 403 and the QEW to ease congestion, but an environmental assessment is needed and it’s not included in the Transportation ministry’s five-year plan.

Ferguson has also been frustrated at the province’s decision to hold up the westbound on-ramp at Mohawk Road from Highway 403, a priority the councillor has been fighting for over the years.

Both issues were again presented to the Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca during a recent meeting held with a contingent of Hamilton politicians and staff who visited Queen’s Park.

Meanwhile, council also supported Flamborough councillor Judi Partridge’s motion to introduce GO bus service to her Waterdown area.