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Nancy Gordon reflects the sentiment of several recent nincompoops writing about the teachers taking furloughs to offset budget shortfalls . Full Story
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Dave

AOL

#64 Nov 6, 2009
I think there could be other solutions to the traffic problems. Perhaps a highway from the West side up the canyon and connect with H2.
Then have large parking garages at main exits towards town and trams or buses to take the people into town.
They started doing this a while back in many European countries and at first, they hated it, but now, they love it. It also increases foot traffic for shops and restaurants. Let's face it, parking downtown in a booger.
Some of the streets downtown, should be closed to traffic all together.
A few years ago, a couple of students from the college came up with an amazing solution to the traffic downtown. It involved less stop lights and better flow. Mufi shut them down immediately as his train would be useless then.
I think with the amount of intelligent people on this island, we can come up with much cheaper alternatives to the traffic. We just have to think outside the box for once.
Joe The Vice President

Honolulu, HI

#65 Nov 6, 2009
Yankees Fan wrote:
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I agree! The PEOPLE voted for Rail!! We shouldnt let the selfish agendas of a few ruin it for the many!
You are correct sir!

Another business that loses money, and requires a taxpayer bailout year after year, makes perfect sense in the age of Obama.

Changey, Hopey, ect....xoxo Big Joe.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#66 Nov 6, 2009
we cannot afford it
wendell

San Francisco, CA

#67 Nov 6, 2009
Puna boy wrote:
Why are the biggest opponents to fixed rail are not local but carpet baggers from elsewhere. To name a few: Rick Hamada form Chicago, Panos from Greece. Slater from Australia, Steve Bolen from who knows where. Seems like KHVH 830 am is an anti-rail propoganda machine. I don't count Mike Buck as he seems to be naive as to what the big picture is.
It's because only non-local people know the historical experience of rail transportation vis a vis costs vs benefits. What do you know?
kira_girl

Honolulu, HI

#68 Nov 6, 2009
Dave wrote:
I think there could be other solutions to the traffic problems. Perhaps a highway from the West side up the canyon and connect with H2.
Then have large parking garages at main exits towards town and trams or buses to take the people into town.
They started doing this a while back in many European countries and at first, they hated it, but now, they love it. It also increases foot traffic for shops and restaurants. Let's face it, parking downtown in a booger.
Some of the streets downtown, should be closed to traffic all together.
A few years ago, a couple of students from the college came up with an amazing solution to the traffic downtown. It involved less stop lights and better flow. Mufi shut them down immediately as his train would be useless then.
I think with the amount of intelligent people on this island, we can come up with much cheaper alternatives to the traffic. We just have to think outside the box for once.
You are correct! Honolulu has the shortest blocks in the country. Therefore, traffic lights are every 300 feet or so. The bus stops on each block thereby stopping traffic flow. Heck, even the bus stop locations need to be relocated. Seems like the bus stops were placed before right turn on red were legal. There are many things that can be done to alleviate traffic but the city traffic engineers are beholden to Mufi's train.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#69 Nov 6, 2009
alice wrote:
we cannot afford it
it will bankrupt the city
Rail Pandemic

Lahaina, HI

#70 Nov 6, 2009
Yankees Fan wrote:
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I agree! The PEOPLE voted for Rail!! We shouldnt let the selfish agendas of a few ruin it for the many!
Oahu residents had OVER 140,600 "NO" Votes on the "steel wheel on steel" question, or about 47.5% voted AGAINST this flawed train scam! The way the sneaky moofeee "Establish Rail Transit" ballot question was worded: "Shall the powers duties and functions of the city director of transportation services include establishment of a steel wheel on steel rail transit system?"

If the new Yankee Stadium build cost was about $1.5 billion for the Steinbrenners,
Honolulu taxpayers could build over 3 new Yankee Stadiums for the cost of one 20-mile moofee choo choo train to nowhere!
Btw- CONGRATULATIONS to the World Series Champions, the greatest baseball team on earth, The New York Yankees!!
GIVE ME A BREAK

Kaneohe, HI

#71 Nov 6, 2009
SAMSON HIRITOMI-----

PLEASE READ THE N.Y.T. ARTICLE OF 11/05/09, "GRAND PLANS FOR RAIL IN DENVER HIT A WALL OF FISCAL REALITIES".......(EVEN WITH RAIL TAX HIKES)?????????

IT MAY OPEN YOUR EYES ON MUFI AND PARSONS BRINKERHOFF AND THEIR GRAND PLANS-----PLEASE RESPOND ON WHAT YOU READ THE NWXT TIME YOU WRITE "BUBBLES" ABOUT MUFI!!!!!!!!!

Still from Kaneohe....
Rufus

Honolulu, HI

#72 Nov 7, 2009
E J CONBOY, Man you are way off base; its the republicans who screwed us the most. History shows that the Republicans once in office drives up the deficit ie. Reagan & Bush tenures then the democrats get us out of it. Ie. President Clinton and now Obama (in the works) if President Obama can get us out of this mess he'll go down as the greatest President of all time. I thought the job that Clinton did was great, too bad he had so many side issues. For Hawaii the Democrats act like Republicans & vis a versa.
Ben

AOL

#73 Nov 7, 2009
Rufus wrote:
E J CONBOY, Man you are way off base; its the republicans who screwed us the most. History shows that the Republicans once in office drives up the deficit ie. Reagan & Bush tenures then the democrats get us out of it. Ie. President Clinton and now Obama (in the works) if President Obama can get us out of this mess he'll go down as the greatest President of all time. I thought the job that Clinton did was great, too bad he had so many side issues. For Hawaii the Democrats act like Republicans & vis a versa.
Can you please explain why your boy O has ran up a deficit larger than all preceding adminstrations together? And to you, that is okay?

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