Trains of Woe

There are 6 comments on the Jul 10, 2013, Honolulu story titled Trains of Woe. In it, Honolulu reports that:

Last month, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser - usually pro-rail in its opinions - editorialized that Honolulu should be open to buying trains for its rail system from someone other than Italian manufacturer Ansaldo.

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Leeward LOLO

Waianae, HI

#1 Jul 11, 2013
Just part of the story shown below.
After European tour/vacation and $35,000 bonus to himself head rail guy has great confidence in this company.

IS IT TOO LATE TO STOP THIS KIEWIT RUN MESS?

2005: Birmingham, United Kingdom, puts up for sale 16 Midland Metro trams built by Ansaldo Transporti after just six years, calling them “rubbish.”


1999 to 2004: Media in Copenhagen refer to that city’s Ansaldo driverless trams as the “Blunderground.” Trains were delivered late and Ansaldo even charged $35 million to perform safety inspections of its own work.

Honolulu currently has a $1.4 billion contract with Ansaldo Honolulu JV, locally representing AnsaldoBreda (train manufacturer) and Ansaldo STS (signaling systems). Both of those companies are part of Finmeccanica.

It’s been a rough year for Finmeccanica. It lost $1 billion in 2012 and its chief executive, Giuseppe Orsi, was arrested earlier this year, allegedly for paying bribes to sell helicopters in India. At least, reports say he was arrested on corruption charges, but perhaps they meant corrosion.

Since: Feb 13

Honolulu, HI

#2 Jul 11, 2013
because hawaii's government is mental!just look at you're governor,really look he looks mental!cchhee hhooo
district 1 an a 2 and a 3

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Jul 11, 2013
Your Rail project has been passed.

You now have the choice to keep your eye on the process and supply positive input to build the best Rail ever or just be a negative nelly like waianae lolo.
Leeward LOLO

Waianae, HI

#4 Jul 11, 2013
bigpoi wrote:
because hawaii's government is mental!just look at you're governor,really look he looks mental!cchhee hhooo
Have you ever watched the city council?

Could have been the cast from Cuckoo's Nest.

(no cable in my house for a while so may have changed, lol).
district god

Phoenix, AZ

#5 Jul 11, 2013
Leeward LOLO wrote:
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Have you ever watched the city council?
Could have been the cast from Cuckoo's Nest.
(no cable in my house for a while so may have changed, lol).
Many of the Cuckoo cast volunteered to be locked up..Jack Would Go.

Since: May 11

Location hidden

#6 Jul 11, 2013
district 1 an a 2 and a 3 wrote:
Your Rail project has been passed.
You now have the choice to keep your eye on the process and supply positive input to build the best Rail ever or just be a negative nelly like waianae lolo.
Doesn't concern you, Arizona boy. Shouldn't you be out in the desert giving water to illegals?

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