Mississauga city staff is committed to a deadline of Feb. 3 to provide an update on the status of the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project.

It’s been nine months since the City of Mississauga received over one billion dollars for an LRT line, running from the Port Credit GO station to Steeles Avenue. Since that time, there have been few details released about the administration, operation, construction or design.  But at Wedneday’s General Committee meeting, staff assured council they’ll have some answers early next month.

The conversation was sparked by a National Post article added to the general committee agenda about the City of Edmonton’s LRT, which the author, Tristin Hopper, said “slows down transit times and increases emissions”.

“Edmonton’s LRT project is the equivalent of a candy company releasing a new chocolate bar called Herpes Al-Qaeda,” wrote Hopper.

“It fails on every single possible justification for why cities should build light rail.”

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Rachael Williams, Mississauga News, January 14th, 2016.