Metrolinx, City of Hamilton and Mohawk College building new transit terminal on West Mountain (media release)
NEXT STOP MOHAWK COLLEGE TERMINAL. Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie, the Hon. Ted McMeekin, Mayor Fred Eisenberger & Mohawk Students' Association President Luke Baylis get ready to ride to the future home of the newest transit terminal on Hamilton Mountain.
Hamilton, ON (September 25, 2015) – Construction has begun on a new transit terminal at the corner of Fennell Avenue and West 5th that will further improve service for Mohawk College students and Mountain residents.
The Mohawk College Terminal is part of a $3.3 million investment in Hamilton transit funded by Metrolinx. The funding for the terminal is in addition to the $1 billion announced by the Government of Ontario May to build Hamilton Light Rail Transit.
The terminal will service Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) routes on the Mountain, including the A-Line, from a convenient location for passengers commuting to both the college and surrounding area. Commute times will be shortened as HSR buses will no longer drive through Mohawk’s pedestrian-first campus.
The majority of construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2015 with shelters and passenger amenities to follow in early 2016.
“This is great news for Hamilton residents who use transit to move around the city. Public transit is a priority for this government. The Province supports the renewal and expansion of transportation infrastructure in communities throughout Ontario.” – the Hon. Ted McMeekin, MPP for Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale
“The new Mohawk College Terminal is representative of the types of projects Metrolinx is proud to support across this region. Connecting more people to transit is at the core of our regional transportation plan and we’re pleased to be a part of bringing more improvements to Hamilton.” – Bruce McCuaig, President & CEO, Metrolinx
“The Mohawk College transit terminal is an excellent illustration of how partnerships can provide improved services to the community. I want to thank Metrolinx and Mohawk College for their collaboration with the City on this initiative which is an important part of our ‘big picture’ transit strategy and will grow ridership on the Mountain, including the A-line.” - Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger
“Mohawk is proud to work with our partners at Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton to further improve public transit for our students and staff and strengthen our connections with the community.” – Mohawk College President Ron McKerlie
- The Mohawk College Terminal will feature five bays with transit shelters and real-time service information.
- More than 4,100 students, faculty and staff take public transit daily to and from Mohawk’s Fennell Campus.
- Mohawk is renovating the terminal’s entrance to the Fennell campus and building an indoor heated waiting area for passengers.
- The Mohawk Students’ Association partners with the HSR to provide all full-time students with an annual bus pass.
- The number of daily transit trips to and from the Fennell Campus increased 68 per cent between 2009 and 2011.
- Since 2009, more than $90 million has been invested in renewing Mohawk’s three campuses for the benefit of students.
- The City of Hamilton received approximately $29.8 million in Metrolinx Quick Win funds through the 2008 Ontario Budget to be used for municipal capital expenditures for transit vehicles and infrastructure to support B-Line Improvements (King-Main corridor) and A-Line Improvements (James-Upper James Corridor).
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For more information, contact:
Kelly Anderson, Communications Officer, City of Hamilton – 905-973-4230, Kelly.Anderson@hamilton.ca
Jay Robb, Director of Communications, Mohawk College, 905.979.8893, email@example.com