Letters to the Editor - Letters

Letters to the Editor - Letters

There are 13 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Aug 1, 2009, titled Letters to the Editor - Letters. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

My husband and I are seniors who use TheBus exclusively, and it is getting harder and harder to use the benches as the homeless are "camped out," prohibiting anyone from sitting.

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Since: Jul 08

Waipahu, HI

#1 Aug 1, 2009
Yes, indeed. As Paul Meacher said, "Why build a multibillion dollar project when you can't even maintain what we already have?"

Kaneohe, HI

#2 Aug 1, 2009
oh sorry that the homeless are intruding on your shopping trips. Hey one day you could be homeless, and don't think it could not happen. They are people JUST LIKE YOU.

Kailua, HI

#3 Aug 1, 2009
Regarding the Smith's, I feel for you folks. I was parked at a stop light and witnessed a bum sleeping on the bus stop bench while an elderly lady had to stand in the pouring rain while waiting for the bus. It's awful to put folks in this position.

Hey Keoki, one day you may be elderly and have a difficult time getting around and you may have to rely on public transportation. The elderly are people JUST LIKE YOU.

Spar a little of your bleeding heart for the elderly sometime.

Kailua, HI

#4 Aug 1, 2009
OHHHH pardon me for using the "b" word with an um after. I guess I should have used the word homeless instead. Sheesh.

United States

#5 Aug 1, 2009
Can you imagine that the State will spend ten million dollars on a homeless structure on Aala St and Vineyard Blvd in the mist of state workers getting layoff. Not to mention school and library closing down. This is a sure way to have our kids end up as homeless themself due to the lack of education. Where is the priority here?

United States

#6 Aug 1, 2009
Excuse me kooki, its alright to be homeless as long as you don't become a burden to others like at the bus stop.

United States

#7 Aug 1, 2009
I watched a homeless lady open a bottle of water and wash her hands with it on the bus last night.

United States

#9 Aug 1, 2009
Have a 'beer summit' without the beer. Just have a cup of specialty coffee because this will take a long, long time to hammer this one out between Lingle and the HGEA. Beer at that duration will be overkill for the liver and the mind.

Kailua, HI

#10 Aug 1, 2009
If you seriously want people to use public transportation, bus or rail, you have to take into consideration that people need to feel safe while using your service. My daughter used to take the bus to school. I've heard the horror stories of having to share bus stops with foul, jibbering um-bay's.(Lets see if starbull edits this one out. BTW, whats up with that? I can see editing for obscenities but editing for political correctness?)

She's had to ride the bus with someone who had obviously defecated himself. I had to go pick her up that day half way across the island because she could not bring herself to stay on that bus. She was afraid she would vomit and then there would be two foul smells for the other bus riders to contend with.

The upshot is, she bought a car. Bye-bye public transportation, you cured mine of ever going back by neglecting the safety and health of your majority riders.

Since: Aug 08

Makawao, HI

#11 Aug 1, 2009
Beer Summit? If you have a meeting of a Republican Governor, and two Democratics (House & Senate)... the two Dems will order expensive champaine, tell the Gov. that "bi-pardisonship" meens going along with us Democrats, and then leave, sticking the Gov with the bill for the "beer".

OH, if it'a a Beer Summet of 3 Democrats.... they will think of more ways to raise taxes, order expensive drinks (and pupus).... then leave, sticking the Tax Payers with the bill.
Dewey street renamed

United States

#12 Aug 1, 2009
Who was this Dewey anyways? Dewey Cheatem and howe?

United States

#13 Aug 2, 2009
The Rail System is not only too pricey, but it will ruin the view. Remember when F. Fasi was trying to study the Rail system? The City wasted over $700K
for the 6-months that the experts, engineers and amateurs cost to study the rail system. After the 6-months study, the report revealed that the ONLY way to built the Rail system is to dig 20-feet below. Or raised to 75-Feet
above the freeway. That was turned down
by the City because 20-feet below will hit the salt water, and 75-feet above will ruin the view. Here is Mufi who has no engineering knowledge, except listening to sweet talkers from out of state enginners, that don't care about anything but making money for themselves. Hey mufi...what part of YOU ARE NO LONGER WANTED...you don't know.
Joe Taxpayer

Honolulu, HI

#14 Aug 2, 2009
Kirkland wrote:
Yes, indeed. As Paul Meacher said, "Why build a multibillion dollar project when you can't even maintain what we already have?"
I agree. Shouldn't we invest in fixing our shabby roads first before worrying about a rail system that will only make things worse for decades to come?

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