Kobayashi's last-minute bus-system pl...

Kobayashi's last-minute bus-system plan is unrealistic - Editor...

There are 85 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 16, 2008, titled Kobayashi's last-minute bus-system plan is unrealistic - Editor.... In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Mayoral candidate Ann Kobayashi has proposed a new version of a bus system instead of the city's planned rail transit system.

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Since: Jul 08

Waipahu, HI

#85 Oct 19, 2008
Hannemann's pro-rail shills in this website just cannot stomach the fact that Kobayashi's EzWay makes Hannemann's rail project obsolete.

EzWay makes the commute more convenient and quicker compared to the inconvenience of bus-train-bus transfer with rail and the slow speed of a train which is aggravated by the many stops along the way.

EzWay is a boon for taxpayers who won't have to face the hefty property tax increase needed to fund an exhorbitantty expensive rail project. But most of all,

EzWay would relieve and later eliminate traffic gridlock which rail transit can not accomplish. In spite of the fact that rail can't relieve traffic gridlock, rail uses traffic congestion to justify the building of Hannemann's rail project. The pro-rail people call it "alternative". Well, with EzWay this so-called alternative or rail transit won't be needed anymore because EzWay will bring relief to traffic congestion.
djs

Honolulu, HI

#86 Oct 20, 2008
Kirkland wrote:
Hannemann's pro-rail shills in this website
Still waiting for proof...

I'm just a 35 year veteran of the local bus system who wholly support the rail project....get over yourself.
Wow

Honolulu, HI

#87 Oct 20, 2008
If you're a bus driver, you support rail because of job security reasons, like all other union guys. You'll be needed to drive feeder buses to and from rail stops every morning--as you watch poor residents jump through many hoops to get to and from work using rail.

You probably also want your jobs to be a little easier since current bus riders will be using rail as well, lightening your bus driving duties.

Are these the reasons you want rail?

If so, you should want it to help reduce traffic and commute times--which it will not due to low usage.
djs wrote:
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Still waiting for proof...
I'm just a 35 year veteran of the local bus system who wholly support the rail project....get over yourself.
15 mile EzWay

San Diego, CA

#88 Oct 21, 2008
djs wrote:
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Still waiting for proof...
I'm just a 35 year veteran of the local bus system who wholly support the rail project....get over yourself.
Why support the rail if you can't get on during peak periods. The City AA shows there will be 15000 commuters per hour wanting to get on the train that will carry only 6000 commuters per hour (4000 standees, 2,000 seated). Despite spending $7.0 Billion for the rail!
Think

Honolulu, HI

#89 Oct 21, 2008
15 mile EzWay wrote:
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Why support the rail if you can't get on during peak periods. The City AA shows there will be 15000 commuters per hour wanting to get on the train that will carry only 6000 commuters per hour (4000 standees, 2,000 seated). Despite spending $7.0 Billion for the rail!
Make it even bigger since, as you say, it will be so popular.

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