Ontario Appoints Hamilton Transportation Task Force
Local-based Task Force will advise Province on $1 Billion Transit Investment
HAMILTON — Today, Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney announced the membership of the Hamilton Transportation Task Force, which will work with the Ontario government to help shape the future of transportation in Hamilton.
The Task Force will provide recommendations on how to spend the $1 billion the government has committed to build transportation infrastructure in the City of Hamilton to get people to work, move families and keep the economy growing. It will report back to the Minister by the end of February with its initial recommendations.
The Task Force is composed of four representatives from the Hamilton region and a representative of the City of Hamilton. The five members are:
Tony Valeri (Chair) - Vice President, Corporate Affairs at ArcelorMittal Dofasco, former federal Minister of Transport and former Member of Parliament.
Richard J. Brennan - Award-winning journalist who reported on politics including Queen's Park and Parliament Hill for most of his 40-plus-year career.
Anthony V. Primerano - Director of Government Relations for the Labourers International Union of North America (LiUNA).
Dr. Saiedeh Razavi - Director of the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL), Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, and the Chair in Heavy Construction at McMaster University.
Janette Smith - City Manager at the City of Hamilton and former Commissioner of Public Works and Commissioner of Health Services at the Region of Peel.
"The Hamilton Transportation Task Force will play a vital role in helping our government deliver $1 billion in transportation infrastructure investments in the City of Hamilton," said Minister Mulroney. "People in Hamilton deserve transportation investments that are realistic and affordable. I will work with the Task Force and the City of Hamilton to determine which projects best fit Hamilton's transportation needs."
"I look forward to getting down to work on the possibilities for mass transit and transportation infrastructure more generally in our great City," said Tony Valeri, Task Force Chair. "I am committed to stewarding a process that will objectively identify the best and most realistic options for Hamilton."
The Hamilton Transportation Task Force is part of the government's plan to build new transit faster so people can get where they want to go when they want to get there.