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Tsarbomba

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#84
Oct 21, 2009
 
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Duh.
Gotcha LOL.
Rail Pandemic

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#85
Oct 21, 2009
 
How Many Die wrote:
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You can repeat it a thousand times and still it would be nonsense.
"Why Driving a Car Has Never Been Safer"

From today: OCTOBER 21, 2009

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274 ...

"American motorists are safer than they've been in decades"

"The rate of fatalities per 100 million miles of vehicle travel on U.S. roads is at its lowest since the government began keeping such data in the mid-1970s, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA's recent projected decline in overall traffic deaths for the first half of 2009 was played as a "silver lining" to the lousy economy"

"The raw number of highway deaths tends to drop during recessions, according to government figures.

But MORE significant in the latest NHTSA study is the decline in the death rate, or deaths spread across miles of driving"

"If current trends continue, it's possible that fewer than 35,000 people will die on U.S. highways this year.

"We are hitting fatality rate levels we couldn't have imagined a decade ago," says NHTSA spokesman Rae Tyson.

Exactly why driving is less deadly isn't clear, though the trend has been going on for several years. The data don't explain the cause of every accident nor why accidents that could have been deadly weren't.

One factor may be better safety technology."
How Many Die

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#86
Oct 21, 2009
 
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"If current trends continue, it's possible that fewer than 35,000 people will die on U.S. highways this year.
I hope these trends DO hold, but still you are talking about 35,000 deaths and many more injuries on highways, the deadliest of all modes.
Nothing

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#88
Oct 23, 2009
 
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I hope these trends DO hold, but still you are talking about 35,000 deaths and many more injuries on highways, the deadliest of all modes.
The only real solution is to do nothing.
How Many Die

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#89
Oct 26, 2009
 
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The only real solution is to do nothing.
This is what many anti-railers believe. Some of them, however, propose toll roads, express buses, tunnels, underpasses, flyovers, and even underground light rail transit.
Really

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This is what many anti-railers believe. Some of them, however, propose toll roads, express buses, tunnels, underpasses, flyovers, and even underground light rail transit.
Duh. Looming on the horizon are two projects of the Hawaii Department of Transportation that would add a lane bypassing the traffic congestion at the Middle Street merge and a counter-flow lane that would bypass the traffic congestion between Radford Drive and the Waihawa interchange.

Those two projects would make Rail obsolete as most people will ride the Bus Express instead of the Train. Bus Express would bring riders to their destination much faster than he train as the Bus Express bypasses Eastbound and Westbound traffic congestion.
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#91
Oct 27, 2009
 
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Duh. Looming on the horizon are two projects of the Hawaii Department of Transportation that would add a lane bypassing the traffic congestion at the Middle Street merge and a counter-flow lane that would bypass the traffic congestion between Radford Drive and the Waihawa interchange.
Those two projects would make Rail obsolete as most people will ride the Bus Express instead of the Train. Bus Express would bring riders to their destination much faster than he train as the Bus Express bypasses Eastbound and Westbound traffic congestion.
No need. Just charge highway tolls and subsidize transit. Problem solved.
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No need. Just charge highway tolls and subsidize transit. Problem solved.
Charge highway tolls? Wake up, HMD. Wake up. Dreaming again?
How Many Die

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#93
Oct 27, 2009
 
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Charge highway tolls? Wake up, HMD. Wake up. Dreaming again?
You don't have to take MY word for it. Check out Mr. Cliff Slater:

http://www.lava.net/cslater/Curable4.htm
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You don't have to take MY word for it. Check out Mr. Cliff Slater:
http://www.lava.net/cslater/Curable4.htm
You preached "Highways are Dangerous" over and over and over. Now you say "Less Driving" duh. Congestion Pricing is not less driving. It encourages people to drive at a certain time slot. Moreover Congestion Pricing is all about driving to downtown Honolulu. it is not "Less driving".
Less Driving is just pure fiction and is as ridiculous as less going to the hospitals..
Remember you have been preaching "Highways are dangerous" which is as ridiculous as saying "Hospitals and even houses are dangerous"
How Many Die

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Oct 28, 2009
 
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You preached "Highways are Dangerous" over and over and over. Now you say "Less Driving" duh. Congestion Pricing is not less driving. It encourages people to drive at a certain time slot. Moreover Congestion Pricing is all about driving to downtown Honolulu. it is not "Less driving".
Less Driving is just pure fiction and is as ridiculous as less going to the hospitals..
Remember you have been preaching "Highways are dangerous" which is as ridiculous as saying "Hospitals and even houses are dangerous"
Really, thanks for your explanation of the benefits of congestion pricing. What do you think the toll should be on H-1 to bring about the same results?
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Really, thanks for your explanation of the benefits of congestion pricing. What do you think the toll should be on H-1 to bring about the same results?
Duh.
How Many Die

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Duh.
You lost your voice, little piglet? So, Really, I ask you once more, what should the congestion pricing toll (that Cliff Slater says will solve the congestion problem) be set at in Honolulu?
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You lost your voice, little piglet? So, Really, I ask you once more, what should the congestion pricing toll (that Cliff Slater says will solve the congestion problem) be set at in Honolulu?
Duh. Do you have dementia or are you an idiot so dumb that you brought up the subject of Cliff Slater yet you do not even know what Cliff Slater is saying in answer to your question? And why are you such an idiot that you contradict your avowed Train as an alternative by preaching Cliff Slater's precepts?
How Many Die

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Oct 29, 2009
 
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Duh. Do you have dementia or are you an idiot so dumb that you brought up the subject of Cliff Slater yet you do not even know what Cliff Slater is saying in answer to your question? And why are you such an idiot that you contradict your avowed Train as an alternative by preaching Cliff Slater's precepts?
I am not contradicting anything. As usual, you fail to see obvious connections. Despite your beliefs, imposing tolls on driving (as Slater strongly argued in the past) will divert people to transit. In fact, as I explained to you before, some of the toll revenues could be used to subsidize transit operations for the good of the community. Thus, the two concepts are ton incompatible. Are you disavowing Mr. Slater now?

You'd be better off trying to understand.
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