$2.5B estimate for Kobayashi's mass-t...

$2.5B estimate for Kobayashi's mass-transit plan - News

There are 350 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 15, 2008, titled $2.5B estimate for Kobayashi's mass-transit plan - News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Mayoral candidate Ann Kobayashi released details yesterday of her new mass-transit plan, saying it would be cheaper and more effective at reducing traffic congestion than Mayor Mufi Hannemann's proposed rail ...

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EyesWideOpen

Kaneohe, HI

#364 Nov 8, 2008
I'm speaking for my own personal feeling.
Curious

Honolulu, HI

#365 Nov 12, 2008
Zero wrote:
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How much did Ann budget? Where is her DEIS?
Does anyone know if Ann is planning to introduce a bill to the City Council to pick her plan?
Interesting

Honolulu, HI

#366 Nov 14, 2008
Curious wrote:
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Does anyone know if Ann is planning to introduce a bill to the City Council to pick her plan?
Interesting question. All the planning she did, too.

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#367 Nov 14, 2008
maestro wrote:
The primary problem with Ann Kobayashi's plan is financing. Her plan does not qualify for the transit funds generated through the half percent county surcharge. Local funds are needed in order for the federal government to consider financing part of the project.Somebody should have reminded Ann about this earlier, either she is not getting good advice or she isn't listening.
How True!!!
We really need to see where the Money is going. There should be itemized Quotes for each Phase of the project open to the public. Last thing we need is another thirty year Project like H3. Or a total Failure like Fort Weaver road!!!

I think it should be public who is getting the Fat Checks as well. There are some Upper Managers that are getting Paid way to much.
Curious

Honolulu, HI

#368 Nov 16, 2008
Curious wrote:
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Does anyone know if Ann is planning to introduce a bill to the City Council to pick her plan?
Why the silence? Was Ann's idea a flash in the dark?
Busway

Honolulu, HI

#369 Nov 18, 2008
Curious wrote:
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Why the silence? Was Ann's idea a flash in the dark?
Where can I find the EIS for Ann's proposed busway alternative?
Busway

Honolulu, HI

#370 Nov 18, 2008
Curious wrote:
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Why the silence? Was Ann's idea a flash in the dark?
Where can I find a copy of the EIS for Ann Kobayashi's busway alternative?
Funding

Honolulu, HI

#371 Nov 20, 2008
Busway wrote:
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Where can I find a copy of the EIS for Ann Kobayashi's busway alternative?
It was an unfunded campaign scheme by two defeated mayoral candidates.
ccpp34

Honolulu, HI

#372 Nov 20, 2008
Kam wrote:
Cars are not going away. They are a part of the american life. But they will get better. Google the Avion. It is a car that is getting over 100 miles per gallon. It's test runs were published just last week and it set a new world record of 113 miles per gallon.
The rail PR need to say something bad against cars to make Mufi's Aloha train to nowhere appear more palatable. Very soon cars will be 100% electric and not require any fossil fuel. Also if Hawaii State gov't officials did not bend over so far backwards to protect HECO, in the very near future SAFE compact nuclear reactors will be made available and would be perfect for installation on secure military sites such as at the Marine base in Kaneohe or Wheeler Airfield in Central Oahu. The military on Oahu would save millions per year in their electrical bills and would free up electricity to charge these future cars. Also in the future if most homes/commercial complexes are setup with photovoltaic electrical generation systems, HECO would have absolutely no justification to build any more fossil fuel burning plants. Actually HECO knows this and is already attempting to stay ahead of the curve by positioning itself as the main "controller" of the distribution of electricity on Oahu and not just in the business of electrical generation.

Also like the movie Minority Report with Tom Cruise, "smart" cars would automatically go at the proper highway speed, make safe lane changes, etc to maximize the efficiency of our highways. Then there would be no more slow pokes in the left hand lane or wild no-turn signal lane changers screwing up the flow of traffic on Oahu's roadways

Actually it will be Mufi's train to nowhere as the real dinosaur that will be the burdensome beast to all of Oahu residents now and in the future
Curious

Honolulu, HI

#373 Nov 23, 2008
ccpp34 wrote:
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Also like the movie Minority Report with Tom Cruise, "smart" cars would automatically go at the proper highway speed, make safe lane changes, etc to maximize the efficiency of our highways. Then there would be no more slow pokes in the left hand lane or wild no-turn signal lane changers screwing up the flow of traffic on Oahu's roadways
When is this miracle going to happen?

Technology is moving in that directions, but very slowly....

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