I thought the Rally for Rails was a great success! Thank you to everyone who came out. We delivered an important message in support of sustainable growth. Let’s work together to ensure as many people as possible in Waterloo Region understand the role of light rail trains (LRT) in a better future.
Take a look at these photos to get a sense of the rally.
There were many good speeches. I liked how our politicians were able to show how the decision on rapid transit is connected to the big picture and other initiatives such as the coming of GO trains and plans for a central transit hub. They also made the point that road building such as the widening of Weber Street is also an expensive option. Taken together, I believe the speakers and the supportive, engaged crowd made an important statement.
Here is a video clip of my speech.
What was your perspective?
If you were at the rally, please share some of your thoughts here. What points did the speakers make that you think are important to share with others in Waterloo Region?