Light-Rail to Nowehere: Honolulu, Haw...

Light-Rail to Nowehere: Honolulu, Hawaii's Train Boondoggle

There are 28 comments on the Reason Magazine story from Aug 1, 2013, titled Light-Rail to Nowehere: Honolulu, Hawaii's Train Boondoggle. In it, Reason Magazine reports that:

In 2011, officials in Honolulu, Hawaii began construction on a controversial 20-mile rail project partly because of almost $1.8 billion in federal subsidies to President Barack Obama's home state.

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mad hatter

Honolulu, HI

#21 Mar 13, 2014
Ice box visitor wrote:
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In Minneapolis the Hiawatha LRT line from the airport to the largest city in the state IS the most profitable LRT to ever be built in Minnesota.
The Hiawatha requires $40,000,000 per year to keep the taxpayer cash sinkhole operating.
When asked about raising fares the managers say if they raised fares people would not use the LRT.
When talking to employees in Waikiki they say it takes them 1.5 hours to drive on the congested highways to drive 10 miles. This rail should run to the east end of Waikiki to give the workers a break when getting to work. Also it needs to be understood when cars are operating at slow speeds their cataylitic converters are NOT functioning so the air is polluted. If it takes 1.5 hours to drive 10 miles that would be 10 MPH, not good gas mileage.
Welcome to congested, wastefull, polluted Honolulu.
The current design is a joke.
Aloha
At least you will never have to use this rail. So don't sweat it ice box. We aren't.
Ice box visitor

Waipahu, HI

#22 Mar 13, 2014
Mahalo
Francine

Honolulu, HI

#23 Mar 13, 2014
Ice box visitor wrote:
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If it takes 1.5 hours to drive 10 miles that would be 10 MPH, not good gas mileage.
Welcome to congested, wastefull, polluted Honolulu.
Aloha


You want to stop pollution, see China.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#24 Mar 13, 2014
mad hatter wrote:
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At least you will never have to use this rail. So don't sweat it ice box. We aren't.
Only because you're a bum and won't have to pay for it.
Guru

Los Angeles, CA

#25 Mar 13, 2014
alice wrote:
<quoted text> Only because you're a bum and won't have to pay for it.
Why do you care? Nobody is a lower class human than this Alice.
Alice

Honolulu, HI

#26 Mar 13, 2014
Guru wrote:
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Why do you care? Nobody is a lower class human than this Alice.
Watch it Guru, or Francine will sic her police husband Bobo on you. He'll have the police find you, azshole.
VanHelsiing

Torrance, CA

#27 Mar 14, 2014
Too bad toad licker. Splat.
Jose

San Francisco, CA

#28 Mar 14, 2014
commuter wrote:
They need to have the train stop at the welfare office, because that's the only people that will be riding on the dam thing.
They have free welfare in Hawaii amigo? What am I doing in New York?? LOL!!!

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