Gas readings at elevated level for Pahala

There are 13 comments on the Apr 2, 2008, Honolulu Star-Bulletin story titled Gas readings at elevated level for Pahala. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Crater emissions were reported for a period of three days in March By Rod Thompson rthompson@starbulletin.com HILO The town of Pahala, 50 miles southwest of Hilo, experienced slightly elevated levels of sulfur ...

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Lajekel

Lawai, HI

#1 Apr 2, 2008
What is the big deal over a 10 to 15 min walk? At UH Manoa the walk from the Old Quarry parking to campus was 10 to 15 minutes.
Tommy

Mililani, HI

#3 Apr 2, 2008
Students are important, but what about older people or people who have to commute into town? The rail stop should serve the entire community, not just UH West Oahu, and that means placing it a bit farther from campus.

Since: Feb 08

Milpitas, CA

#4 Apr 2, 2008
"According to an updated plan, the stop near the campus will be about a 10- to 15-minute walk away at a future residential and commercial development by D.R. Horton-Schuler. "
D.R. Horton-Schuler and Future Development? Evil twins of progress; I hear big money talking and our shyster politicians are listening.
Kaneohe Blondie

Since: Sep 07

Makakilo

#5 Apr 2, 2008
Yet another reason to stop the plan for rail...the students are the very ones who would most likely ride a train, now they are making it less convenient for them to do so! Just another example of how inept the planners are. This is joke. I totally agree, it sounds like DR Horton-Schuler is kicking back a little incentive, or promise of incentive, for being serviced by a personal train on their future development's doorstep! I forsee a lot of backscratching and corruption in the future!

How can we waste billions of dollars building, and millions more a year maintaining and subsidizing, something that will not solve traffic congestion, and will serve only a priveleged few (that is if they can stand the train noise next to their bedrooms)?
johnwaihee

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Apr 2, 2008
i hate all this politics. where the rail is serving and the stops are all politically driven. what upsets me is that these idiots picked a route that will not go thru the airport, will not extend to waikiki and UH. how stupid is that? if i was a UH student, i WILL NOT catch the train to ala moana only to transfer to a bus.

hawaii people are so spoiled. 10 to 15 minute walk is nothing. people in hawaii are so sheltered. try and go to big cities that have mass transit, DC, chicago, san francisco, etc. YOU ALL HAVE TO WALK to get to a station. whats the big deal?

i hope the representatives are reading this because this is getting ridiculous. how many of you want to bet that it will take 30+ years to build this thing as they bicker about senseless things.
EMH

Salem, OR

#8 Apr 2, 2008
Pulling the stops from a UH campus and putting it closer to a privately owned, for-profit housing company (which has no physical tenants) seems like really gloomy foreshadowing.
WTF

Kahului, HI

#9 Apr 2, 2008
THIS JUST PISSES ME OFF!

First, they aren't going to UH Manoa. Then they aren't going to Waikiki or the Airport or Downtown until years later. We start in the middle of no where and run track through Kapolei which is not even developed yet.

Now, we're bypassing the university campus in favor of a DR Horton development? You have got to be F--ing kidding me.
Whats up with that

Honolulu, HI

#10 Apr 2, 2008
"From the beginning,(UH) West Oahu did not want a station on the campus," said Toru Hamayasu, the city's deputy transportation director.
WTF

Honolulu, HI

#11 Apr 2, 2008
Lajekel wrote:
What is the big deal over a 10 to 15 min walk? At UH Manoa the walk from the Old Quarry parking to campus was 10 to 15 minutes.
The point is that you are servicing a developer before the people of Hawaii even though TAXPAYER dollars are heavily funding this. Taxpayers are the people of Hawaii not mainland developers, you know. And that is just wrong.
Joe in Hono

Honolulu, HI

#12 Apr 2, 2008
Just throw it all away. Why do we keep reelecting the same goons over and over and over again. Wake up Hawaii these Democrats tax and spend your money to no end.
okdoki

Honolulu, HI

#13 Apr 2, 2008
from here after we can call it:

the Horton-Schuler Rail Line

we build a rail line for them --- and they profit by selling more expensive homes
On campus

Piscataway, NJ

#14 Apr 2, 2008
Dropping a station from the route at the university was not a smart move. There is a decent amount of ridership in New Brunswick and Princeton, NJ, because the universities there have train stations practically on campus or across the street from campus. (Even RU-Camden has a light rail station in front of its campus, and RU-Newark has a subway station practically on campus. Columbia has one, too. NYU is only a short walk from a couple.)
Cayetano

Las Vegas, NV

#15 Apr 2, 2008
Legislators, Democrat or Republican, are all idiots. Amazing. Doesn't matter if we keep reelecting them, the next one will be just as much an idiot. They keep going around in circles and then calling town meetings after town meetings. JUST BUILD THE DAMN THING ALREADY

Whats going to happen years from now is that opponents of the rail will say "I told you so, I knew it was going to fail". Uhhh why did it fail? Not because of the rail itself, but because of the legislators for not having the rail go thru places like the airport, UH Manoa, and Waikiki. And even if they extend it to Waikiki or UH later, it will cost even more money than if the do it now. They say its too expensive, we can't afford to do it now. Are they saying its going to get cheaper in the future??? DUH! There were using the expensive excuse 20 years ago, and they's still using that excuse now. Is it any cheaper now than 20 years ago?

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