Rail transit: Elevated train promises...

Rail transit: Elevated train promises Honolulu a better future

There are 15 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Dec 1, 2009, titled Rail transit: Elevated train promises Honolulu a better future. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Even Gov. Linda Lingle says she will "take her time" studying the environmental impact statement before signing off.

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Haha

Honolulu, HI

#1 Dec 1, 2009
Great! We, will build a railroad that costs a lot of money and can potentially have a negative impact on the environment. Our schools have furlough fridays, our schools have cut back on budget, our schools have had employees laid off or retired early. Does it really seem that it is the right time to build a Rail transit when we are in a bad economical-state? Better future? Ridiculous. If the government wants a better future, why don't you look at the students who ARE going to be the future working citizens? The government decides the slowly diminish our education and spend money on a rail transit? Education has priority over a rail transit in my personal opinion. Another wise decision by our prudent government. And if you think a rail transit that covers only a limited area (even if we have busses and trollies) should take priority over education, then by all means, present your case to me and we shall debate.
I'm fourteen years old and I see first hand how public schools struggle to keep up financially. I only can hope that our government will soon make more sage decisions.
oh no

Honolulu, HI

#2 Dec 2, 2009
Haha wrote:
Great! We, will build a railroad that costs a lot of money and can potentially have a negative impact on the environment. Our schools have furlough fridays, our schools have cut back on budget, our schools have had employees laid off or retired early. Does it really seem that it is the right time to build a Rail transit when we are in a bad economical-state? Better future? Ridiculous. If the government wants a better future, why don't you look at the students who ARE going to be the future working citizens? The government decides the slowly diminish our education and spend money on a rail transit? Education has priority over a rail transit in my personal opinion. Another wise decision by our prudent government. And if you think a rail transit that covers only a limited area (even if we have busses and trollies) should take priority over education, then by all means, present your case to me and we shall debate.
I'm fourteen years old and I see first hand how public schools struggle to keep up financially. I only can hope that our government will soon make more sage decisions.
If you really are 14, you write and form ideas better than a lot of adults at the state capitol.
I really feel sorry for you and your classmates, not only will you and your kids be paying for this foolish rail system, but also Obama's health plan and his cap and trade plan. The future doesn't look too bright for you guys.
Good luck, and best wishes.
alice

United States

#3 Dec 2, 2009
Rail should be cancelled
alice

United States

#4 Dec 2, 2009
This rail will wreck west oahu..I am glad I am in manoa and will nto need to see or hear the contraption
alice

United States

#5 Dec 2, 2009
no rail please
feo

San Diego, CA

#6 Dec 2, 2009
So it's better to have four hours of gridlock each day on the H-1 and the southern part of H-2? Please explain how that is good for productivity? Explain how that's good for the tourism industry? Do we want tour buses and The Bus vehicles (not to mention emergency vehicles) moving at 15 MPH during rush hour?

Had the voters approved the light rail system proposed in 1990, the system would have been running over a decade ago. The time to act is NOW before traffic gets so bad that people start sleeping at work Monday through Friday to avoid spending three to five hours a day in traffic. I for one would like to get to the city on a clean, fast, efficient train. Rail commuters would have more free time, roads would last longer, our air would be cleaner, and we'd reduce our need for oil, 100% of which must be imported at great cost to Hawaii.
ipj737

San Diego, CA

#7 Dec 3, 2009
I think we can all agree that Hannah Miyamoto has been drinking a wee bit too much Kool Aid.
DADDY LAU

AOL

#8 Dec 3, 2009
Stop Rail Now!!!!!!!!
alice

United States

#9 Dec 7, 2009
another mufi fiasco
Bravo

Honolulu, HI

#10 Dec 7, 2009
ipj737 wrote:
I think we can all agree that Hannah Miyamoto has been drinking a wee bit too much Kool Aid.
If this is so, let's spike the west Oahu water supply with more of the same substance.
alice

United States

#11 Dec 8, 2009
another bad mufi fiasco
Stumpy

Honolulu, HI

#12 Dec 8, 2009
feo wrote:
So it's better to have four hours of gridlock each day on the H-1 and the southern part of H-2? Please explain how that is good for productivity? Explain how that's good for the tourism industry? Do we want tour buses and The Bus vehicles (not to mention emergency vehicles) moving at 15 MPH during rush hour?
Had the voters approved the light rail system proposed in 1990, the system would have been running over a decade ago. The time to act is NOW before traffic gets so bad that people start sleeping at work Monday through Friday to avoid spending three to five hours a day in traffic.
Better a moratorium on building. The island is at full capacity already.
alice

United States

#13 Dec 8, 2009
kapahululu ave is a slow go for my bus!

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Samoan Union Thug

San Diego, CA

#14 Dec 9, 2009
Stumpy wrote:
<quoted text> Better a moratorium on building. The island is at full capacity already.
You fool, this island can easily accommodate another one+ million people. Don't you dare try to stop me from building my train and developing West Oahu. Be lucky you have two legs to stand on because I'll break em if you keep talking this nonsense. You hear?
Lionel

Mililani, HI

#15 Dec 9, 2009
Chug-chug, Choo-choo

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