The number of Kirk Caldwell donors with connections to the rail project is staggering. Most of these individuals, who are employees of companies with HART contracts, have donated thousands of dollars each, with many donating the maximum of $4000. Contrasting that, Ben Cayetano reports no…
LA transit expert provides objective and common-sense advice in this KITV News story. Professor Taylor points out that a Bus Rapid Transit system, such as the one favored by Gov. Cayetano, is “almost certainly a better investment” for Oahu than the rail system pushed by Kirk Caldwell.
Only about 3% of commuters would realize shorter travel times. Over 90% would suffer slower commutes — those in cars, van-pools, HandiVans and TheBus. As a result, and as city and federal transit officials admit, traffic would be worse in the future with rail than it is today without rail.
The report reinforces what Ben Cayetano has been telling us for months; that rail will result in either a reduction of other city provided services and/or an increase in taxes or fares or a combination of these.
Edinburgh Light Rail is an example of what’s in store for Honolulu. The project is now way over budget, completion schedule is pushed back 3 more years and 72% of the construction work remains to be done but only 38% of the budget is left.
Millions of dollars available for rail change orders but city can’t find $2.5 million to restore bus cuts
City claims they “don’t have the money” to reverse unpopular service cuts to TheBus. Yet the city quietly squanders $7.2 million on yet another change order for rail while passengers endure long waits for buses to arrive, then stand in the aisles or are turned away because the buses are packed.
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Download the Honolulu Weekly cover story and other articles about rail from June 27 – July 3 issue. (PDF)
David Shapiro at the Honolulu Star Advertiser gives a powerful look at what’s wrong with the rail project in his most recent article, “Questionable connections litter embattled rail project.” Shapiro writes, Councilman Nestor Garcia’s $6,500 ethics fine for voting 52 times in favor of rail without…
The battle for the Oahu’s Mayor’s race is fully engaged. As expected, the opposition continues with their attacks and their “say anything, do anything” antics against Ben. Honolulu Star Advertiser columnist Richard Borreca, after interviewing former State Campaign Spending Committee Robert Watada and former commission member…